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John Hunt, Cavendish Nuclear’s International Business Director, presenting on the development of the lifetime decommissioning plan for the Japanese fast breeder reactor Monju.

Creating an Environment for Collaboration – Japan and the UK

Representatives from Cavendish Nuclear’s Japan business presented at the 4th annual UK-Japan Nuclear Industry Forum, which took place at the British Embassy in Tokyo on Tuesday 18th February 2020.

John Hunt, Cavendish Nuclear’s International Business Director, presented alongside Wood Nuclear on the collaborative work that is being performed to develop the lifetime decommissioning plan for the Japanese fast breeder reactor Monju.  Mark Rouse, President – Cavendish Nuclear Japan, was also involved in a Q&A panel session, which covered the opportunities for sharing of knowledge and expertise between the UK and Japan and also explored the requirements for moving from an operational to a decommissioning culture on nuclear sites.

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John Hunt, Cavendish Nuclear’s International Business Director, presenting on the development of the lifetime decommissioning plan for the Monju fast breeder reactor.

Arranged by the UK Department for International Trade, and supported by both the Japan Atomic Industrial Forum and the UK Nuclear Industry Association, the event provided an opportunity for Industry and Government members of the nuclear communities from the UK and Japan to network and to present updates on decommissioning programmes.  This year the theme of the event was “Creating an Environment for Collaboration.

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Mark Rouse, President-Cavendish Nuclear Japan, on the Q&A panel (second from right)