Decommissioning and waste management skills to be applied in Fukushima clean-up study

Amec Foster Wheeler announces today that it has been appointed by Japan’s nuclear decommissioning organisation to carry out a major study into managing radioactive waste at the Fukushima Daiichi power station.

The work will assist the Nuclear Damage Compensation and Decommissioning Facilitation Corporation (NDF) to develop a long-term waste management strategy for the site.

Our work will make both a significant contribution to the Fukushima remediation programme and will also form the basis for further initiatives to adapt waste management tools to the specific requirements and conditions at Fukushima.

We will bring to this work our world-class nuclear decommissioning expertise, which includes a thorough understanding of how to deal with radioactive waste so that the health of the public and site workers is protected.

Clive White, President of Amec Foster Wheeler’s Clean Energy business
It is an important development that Amec Foster Wheeler, one of the UK’s leading organisations for waste management, has joined those who are supporting the restoration of Fukushima Daiichi.
Mr Kazuyuki Kato, Managing Director of NDF

The review 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 USA.

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.