Fukushima Accident and Its Aftermath: Managing a Nuclear Disaster
A conference with guest speaker Naomi Hirose, Vice Chairman, TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Company).
Discussed and moderated by Dr Hélène Lavoix, Sciences Po Paris School of International Affairs faculty member.
More than seven and a half years have passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake and subsequent Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident. Steady progress has been made towards the reconstruction of Fukushima, repopulation of surrounding areas, and the decommissioning of the plant, of which Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings (TEPCO) must shoulder 16 trillion yen of the 22 trillion yen, the total estimated cost of the accident.
In this talk, Naomi Hirose, who endeavored to manage the Fukushima incident as President of TEPCO from 2012 to 2017, shares his insights on the current situation in Fukushima, lessons learned and implications from the accident.