March 17, 2016
Mansfield Fellow Visits CRIEPI
Last month, MFP No. 20 Fellow Mahmoud Jardaneh (U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission) participated in a site visit to the Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry (CRIEPI) in Chiba Prefecture. This visit was arranged by Japan’s Ministry of the Environment (MOE), where Mr. Jardaneh just completed a month-long placement within the Environmental Impact Assessment Division and the Global Warming and Market Mechanism Division. The purpose of the visit was to learn about CRIEPI’s research on the effects of natural hazards on nuclear power plants. During the visit, Mr. Jardaneh and accompanying MOE staff received a detailed explanation about research on the impact of tsunami loads on nuclear power plants and witnessed live demonstrations on seismic fault displacement tests. Tsunami, flooding, and seismic analyses are main focus areas for the nuclear industry in Japan and the United States. The photo above shows Mr. Jardaneh and MOE staff observing one of the seismic fault displacement research tests at CRIEPI.
Earlier this month, Mr. Jardaneh participated in an international conference on Joint Credit Mechanism, a process used by the Japanese government to subsidize international projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The purpose of this program is to help Japan and the other nations in achieving their commitments to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.