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Japanese Delegation Gains Insight Into EM’s Idaho Cleanup

April 9, 2019

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EM and cleanup contractor Fluor Idaho recently hosted a tour at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site for Japanese engineers helping with the ongoing cleanup of the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor accident.
EM and cleanup contractor Fluor Idaho recently hosted a tour at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site for Japanese engineers helping with the ongoing cleanup of the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor accident.
The delegation from the Tokyo Electric Power Company and Marubeni Corporation visited Radioactive Waste Management Complex facilities and the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center.
The delegation from the Tokyo Electric Power Company and Marubeni Corporation visited Radioactive Waste Management Complex facilities and the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center.

IDAHO FALLS, IdahoEM and cleanup contractor Fluor Idaho recently hosted a tour at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site for Japanese engineers helping with the ongoing cleanup of the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor accident. The delegation from the Tokyo Electric Power Company and Marubeni Corporation visited Radioactive Waste Management Complex facilities and the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center. The group also received briefings on past decontamination and demolition projects across the INL Site, including the removal of reactors, hot cells, and buildings and structures. Japanese officials are addressing challenges from the Fukushima Daiichi accident related to cleaning up contaminated water, buildings, soil, and debris, and the long-term management of spent nuclear fuel — work similar to EM’s INL Site cleanup. Members of the Japanese delegation also spoke with project personnel about waste management processes and worker protection measures. At top, members of the delegation observe a drum packaging station at an Accelerated Retrieval Project facility. At bottom, a member of the delegation holds a protective suit used by workers at the Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project