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History of RWMC


Activities of RWMC
1976.10
Establishment of Radioactive Waste Management Center
・ Commencement of research and development on experimental sea disposal of low-level waste
・ Commencement of fundamental research on land disposal of low-level waste
1979
Started fundamental research on acceptance of returned vitrified waste and treatment and disposal of high-level radioactive waste
1985
Started full-scale research on the No.1 near-surface disposal facility of low-level radioactive waste (homogeneously solidified waste)
1987
Started research and development on specific methods of ensuring the funds to pay for the disposal of high-level radioactive waste
1988
Started studies on measures for treatment and disposal of uranium bearing waste
1990
Started full-scale studies on the No.2 near-surface disposal facility of low-level radioactive waste (miscellaneous solid waste)
1992
Started examination of methods to check the acceptance of returned vitrified waste
Latter half of the 1990s to
Started research and development on disposal of TRU waste Expansion of studies on low-level radioactive waste with relatively high radioactivity levels 
2000
Started full-scale studies on disposal of high-level radioactive waste
2000.11
Developed into Radioactive Waste Management Funding and Research Center
Designated as a "designated corporation" under the "Specified Radioactive Waste Final Disposal Act," Started fund administration for high level radioactive waste disposal
2005.10
Designated as a "fund administration corporation" under the "Law Relating to Accumulation and Management of Reserve Funds for Reprocessing, etc., of Spent Fuels Produced by Nuclear Power Generation"
Started fund administration for reprocessing of spent fuels
2008.4
Started fund administration for TRU waste disposal in geologic repository
2010.2
Authorized as a public interest foundation under the new public corporation law
2016.11
Transferred the cash and bonds equivalent to the reserved fund for spent nuclear fuel reprocessing to Nuclear Reprocessing Organization of Japan based on "the Amendment Act to the Spent Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing Implementation Act"
2016.12
Finished the fund administration of the reserve fund for spent nuclear fuel reprocessing