Tenex-Japan To Study Zeolite Use At Fukushima Daiichi NPP

Tenex-Japan Co., a subsidiary of TENEX (an organization of ROSATOM), entered into a direct contract with TEPCO Holdings Inc. to carry out a conceptual study in the field of handling radioactive zeolited at the Fukushima Daiichi disaster site.
Fukushima Daiichi NPPAs part of the elimination of the consequences of Fukushima-Daiichi NPP accident, bags with zeolites were placed in the basements of the radwaste facility buildings for sorption purification of contaminated water from radionuclides. Experts from Tenex-Japan Co, NIKIET JSC and INM JSC will develop several scenarios for the extraction and handling of radioactive zeolites and will conduct an initial safety assessment for long-term intermediate storage.
“As a result of the study, we would like to provide our customer with a well-grounded concept for the safe handling of radioactive zeolites so that TEPCO can make an informed decision and move on to planning work on the site,” said Nobuo Maki, General Technical Manager, Tenex-Japan Co.

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