UK firm picked for Japan’s nuclear waste study

A UK engineering and project management company has been appointed by Japan to carry out a major nuclear clean-up study. Amec Foster Wheeler will assist the Nuclear Damage Compensation and […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

A UK engineering and project management company has been appointed by Japan to carry out a major nuclear clean-up study.

Amec Foster Wheeler will assist the Nuclear Damage Compensation and Decommissioning Facilitation Corporation (NDF) to develop a long-term strategy to manage radioactive waste at the Fukushima Daiichi power station.

The team will design case studies to show how planning tools can be applied to deliver “the best practicable environmental option” for dealing with the waste and run workshops to provide NDF staff with practical training.

Clive White, President of Amec Foster Wheeler’s Clean Energy business said: “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.”

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 other relevant projects in Europe and the US.