Fukushima Nuclear Accident - A TEPCO Nuclear Engineer's Perspective
Mr. Kenji Tateiwa will be providing vivid insider's perspectives in response to the accident as well as an overview of the 10-unit simultaneous accidents at Fukushima Daiichi (#1) and Daini (#2), lessons learned from the accident, safety enhancements at Tokyo Electric Power Company's (TEPCO) 7-unit Kashiwazaki Kariwa station, and the current status and challenges at Fukushima #1.
Mr. Tateiwa is a Manager of Nuclear Power Programs at TEPCO’s Washington, DC office, leading collaborative efforts with various organizations in the U.S. to enhance the safety of nuclear facilities based on lessons learned from the Fukushima #1 nuclear accident and to promote safe decommissioning of the site. He has been involved with the Fukushima accident from day one, playing a key role as liaison between TEPCO and nuclear experts around the world who supported TEPCO in the face of this unprecedented disaster. Since his assignment in DC in Sept. 2011, he has shared first-hand accounts of the Fukushima accident and lessons learned on more than 100 occasions.