Decontamination of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station's crane awarded

8 February 2013

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Environmental company, Perma-Fix, has been awarded a contract to provide technical consulting for decontamination of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, the company announced earlier this week. Perma-Fix will be providing technical approaches and plans to decontaminate and reduce the radiological dose located in the refuelling area, including walls, ceiling and the gantry crane of the Unit 2 Reactor Building.

Perma-Fix was one of six companies worldwide selected to serve as a technical adviser. In 2012, Perma-Fix representatives travelled to Japan, evaluating remediation projects that were underway and providing expertise in environmental remediation technologies to assist Japanese companies with the massive clean-up effort in and around Fukushima City, the company stated.

Dr Louis Centofanti, chairman and CEO of Perma-Fix, said: "Our competence in nuclear services and waste management is presenting opportunities to offer services to Japanese companies and US subcontractors, to assist Japan as it continues to move forward in the wake of the Great East Japan Earthquake. We are proud to be selected to assist in this important mission."