Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident, Ten Years On
Progress, Lessons and Challenges
Much has been learnt in the ten years since the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake and
the subsequent accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, but significant
challenges still remain.
This report presents the current situation at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power
Plant and the responses by Japanese authorities and the international community since
the accident. It will assist both policymakers and the general public to understand
the multi-dimensional issues stemming from the accident. These include disaster recovery,
compensation for damages, nuclear safety, nuclear regulation, radiation protection,
plant decommissioning, radioactive waste management, psycho-social issues in the community
and societal resilience.
Building on two previous reports released by the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA)
in 2013 and 2016, the report examines the plant’s future, that of the affected region
and population, as well as outlining areas for further improvement and how the international
community can help.
Published on March 11, 2021Also available in: Japanese