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Rosatom: TENEX will carry out new conceptual study at the Fukushima Daiichi NPP (Japan)

Rosatom: TENEX will carry out new conceptual study at the Fukushima Daiichi NPP (Japan)

Tokyo, September 18 - Neftegaz.RU. 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 zeolites.

As 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 and INM 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.

Since 2014, RosRAO with the support of Tenex-Japan and jointly with research organizations of Rosatom, actively participated in R&D aimed at elimination of consequences of the accident at Fukushima-Daiichi NPP. 

Tenex-Japan operates to promote the interests of the Russian nuclear industry in Japan by providing the most convenient and reliable way for Japanese business partners to access products, services, and technologies offered by Russian facilities in the nuclear fuel cycle, including back-end segments.