Kurion, Inc. was awarded a contract by Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) for a second Mobile Processing System for deployment at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant site. The first system started operating at the site in early October.
“We are honored to be entrusted by TEPCO to build and deliver a second mobile system to remove strontium from the tank water at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant site,” said Kurion Founder and President John Raymont. “The successful performance of the first mobile processing system demonstrates that our novel, at-tank approach is effective and can help improve the safety of the site by reducing strontium levels.”
Since beginning operations in October, the first system has processed more than 11,000 metric tons of water. During this time, the system removed better than 99.95 percent of the strontium from the water.
The system will begin commissioning this week at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant site and is expected to begin operations in mid-January 2015.