Background and objectives of EAFORM
Safe, secure, and sustainable solutions to the management of spent nuclear fuels and radioactive wastes are critical to the viability and continuing peaceful use of nuclear power and other advanced nuclear applications.
With no exception, current nuclear energy programs in the East Asian area are all faced with such challenges. Although each of these programs has developed its own technology base, implementation strategy, and infrastructure, the urgent need for further technology enhancement on radioactive waste management and implementation of radioactive waste disposal are becoming more essential to all. This is especially true after the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Enhancing international collaboration will benefit participants through the sharing of knowledge and expertise, as well as other intangible benefits such as public comprehension of safety issues and support for repository establishment.
Recognizing these facts, several East Asian research organizations agreed to hold the East Asia Forum on Radwaste Management (EAFORM) to enhance future cooperation. EAFORM is principally opened to all research organizations and others related to radioactive waste management. The purpose of EAFORM is to promote information exchange, to share knowledge, and to encourage international collaboration in a bilateral or multilateral mode.
Under this configuration, the “EAFORM Management Committee” was organized to develop activities aimed at strengthening the above purpose. The 1st EAFORM conference was held in Taiwan in 2006. The 6th EAFORM conference will be held in Osaka from November 27 to 29, 2017. Conference participants are encouraged to focus their submissions on the technical topics of this conference.
6th Conference Organization
- Atomic Energy Society of Japan
- EAFORM Management Committee (*)
- Division of Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Environment, Atomic Energy Society of Japan
(listed in alphabetical order)
- Atomic Energy Society of Japan (Division of Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Environment, NUCE/AESJ)
- China Institute of Atomic Energy (CIAE)
- Chung Hwa Nuclear Society (CHNS)
- Institute of Nuclear Energy Research (INER)
- Korea Radioactive Waste Agency (KORAD)
- Sandia National Laboratory (SNL) [Technical supporting member]
Neither AESJ nor EAFORM can accept any liability for death, injury, or any loss, cost or expense suffered or incurred by any person if such loss is caused or results from the act, default or omission of any person other than an employee or agent of AESJ or EAFORM. In particular, neither AESJ nor EAFORM can accept any liability for losses arising from the provision or non-provision of services provided by hotel companies or transport operators. Nor can AESJ nor EAFOM accept liability for losses suffered by reason of war including threat of war, riot and civil strife, terrorist activity, natural disaster, weather, flood, drought, technical, mechanical or electrical breakdown within any premises visited by delegates and/or partners in connection with the conference, industrial disputes, governmental action, regulations or technical problems which may affect the services provided in connection with the conference. Neither AESJ nor EAFORM is able to give any warranty that a particular person will appear as a speaker or panelist.