At the end of 2016, the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK•CEN) signed a collaboration agreement with two Japanese research centres: CRIEPI (Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry) and JAEA (Japan Atomic Energy Agency).
The collaboration agreement between SCK•CEN and its Japanese counterpart JAEA is an extension of the agreement that was already signed in 2006 and renewed in 2012 (read the news of 4 January 2012). Both centres will continue to work together intensively within various areas such as Accelerator Driven Systems (e.g. MYRRHA), high-level radioactive waste disposal or decommissioning of nuclear installations, especially the Fukushima nuclear power plant.
This collaboration has taken a step forward with the publication of a joint technical report on Partitioning & Transmutation (P&T) through Accelerator Driven Systems (ADS). This report presents the R&D programs on P&T technology running in both research centres.
The JAEA report is available at their website.