Message from the President & CEO
Since the Great East Japan Earthquake and the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster on 11th March 2011, ATOX has positioned the recovery of Fukushima as the top priority task. Since the accident, we have been engaged in activities such as the operation of the water treatment equipment and radiation control at the sites, as well as actively engaged in decontamination activities in surrounding areas from stages of experimentation and examination.
We will continue to make maximum efforts to improve situations inside and outside the power plant, in cooperation with electric power companies, national and local governments, manufacturers, and others involved.
Additionally, in October 2012, ATOX was designated as the executor of the "Integrated Dose Reduction Planning", a project subsidized by the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy.
This project is aimed at reducing radiation levels in the reactor building and exposure to workers utilizing radiation reduction methods including decontamination and shielding. We recognize the significance of this project as it will ultimately determine the success of nuclear decommissioning in the future.
In implementing the project, our goal is to achieve greater safety and reliability not only through cooperation with domestic companies such as manufacturers, construction companies, electric power companies, etc., but with valuable knowledge and technology from overseas.
With an expected period of 40 years, the decommissioning project of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station has just begun.
As a pioneering company in the field of the nuclear industry, we are fully aware of the magnitude of this project and our responsibility in contributing to the recovery of Fukushima and the nuclear industry. With this in mind, we aspire to recover the trust of nuclear plants and for its possible reoperation in the near future.
The President & CEO
The President & CEO
|April 25, 2013|| ATOX has been actively involved in the FY 2012 "Integrated Dose Reduction Planning", a project subsidized by the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy.
The implementation report for it was submitted on March 28th 2013.
We set target dose rates at specified work areas at first floors of unit 1 to 3 including the damaged floors in the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station.
Investigations were run nationally and internationally in search of methods for efficient decontaminations for the development of the integrated dose reduction plan.
|April 3, 2013||ATOX has been strengthening its relationship with AREVA through technical cooperation. With achievement of our goal, our first step of technical exchange program has finished after its three months period from January to March 2013.|
|March 8, 2013|| NHK visited the Engineering Research and Development Center of ATOX in order to cover the small remote-operated decontamination equipment developed for decontamination works at Fukushima Daiichi NPS on February 8, 2013.
The coverage was broadcasted on NHK E-Tele program “Science ZERO” on March 3, 2013.
|February 28, 2013||ATOX held its 21st annual Technology Exhibit in the Engineering Research and Development Center and the Tokatsu Techno Plaza in Kashiwa on February 26, 2013.|
|February 21, 2013|| French public television "France 2" visited the Engineering Research and Development Center of ATOX in order to cover the AREVA's technical contribution to the Fukushima recovery and our R&D activities on February 7, 2013.
The latest report of the Fukushima recovery is scheduled for broadcast in March.
|February 5, 2013|| Under the policy to contribute to the reconstruction of Fukushima, ATOX has strengthened technical cooperation with AREVA.
From January 2013, AREVA's engineers began to stay in the Engineering Research and Development Center for technical exchange program.
|February 5, 2013|| At request from Tokyo college of biotechnology, ATOX carried out practice of the radioactivity measurement of food using germanium semiconductor detector at our Engineering Research & Development Center on January 23, 2013.
This practice was carried out to cooperate with professional human resource development support project subsidized by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
|December 26, 2012||Selection results of solutions from overseas organizations concerning the "Integrated Dose Reduction Planning" toward decommissioning of TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station.|
|November 16, 2012||Invitation of solutions from overseas organizations to various problems concerning the "Integrated Dose Reduction Planning" toward decommissioning of TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station.|
|October 17, 2012|| The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan held a public offering of project concerning the decommissioning of Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station.
Atox applied to this project and on October 12th was designated by the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy. This project is extremely significant to improve the environment of the workers in the reactor building with the reduction of personnel exposure.