British engineering, consultancy and construction giant Amec Foster Wheeler said that it had been appointed by Japan's decommissioning organization to conduct a study of radioactive waste management options at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi power station.
The company categorized the work as a “major study” for the Nuclear Damage Compensation Decommissioning Facilitation Corporation (NDF) which would contribute to development of a long-term waste management strategy for the site.
The review, said the firm, will be carried out by a specialist project team with experience of providing similar services to the UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority at Sellafield, and to relevant projects in Europe and the United States.
The team will identify practical planning tools to support the future development of a waste management strategy for NDF at Fukushima, design case studies to demonstrate how the tools can be applied to deliver the best practicable environmental option for dealing with radioactive waste, and run workshops based on these case studies to provide NDF staff with hands-on, practical training.
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