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IRID Contaminated Water Request for Information - UK Workshop

A new decommissioning body, the International Research Institute for Nuclear Decommissioning (IRID), has been formed in Japan. Their remit is to look at the medium to long term decommissioning of the Fukushima Daiichi site.

Given the focus on contaminated water, they have been asked by the Japanese government to conduct an initial formal 'Request For Information' (RFI) for technologies to remediate the situation.

The full details are given here:
Procedure for application:
Further information:
In order to fully explain their needs, and how it will work, they have asked to visit the UK as soon as possible in order to meet UK companies who may have applicable solutions.
A workshop will be held at Risley, near Warrington, on Thursday 10th October, and is likely to be an all day event (UKTI are awaiting the travel plans of the Japanese side to confirm the times). A first draft of the agenda is provided below.

Likely Agenda (times may change slightly)
09:00 / 09:15 - 10:00
- Opening
- General Overview of Fukushima Daiichi Decommissioning and Contaminated Water Issues
10:00 - 11:30
- Topical Discussion (IRID presentation (40 min) and Q&As (50 min))
1) Accumulation of contaminated water (Tank etc.)
2) Treatment of contaminated water (Tritium)
3) Removal of radioactive materials from the seawater in the harbour (Caesium, Strontium)
Lunch Break (45 min)
12:15 - 13:45
- Topical Discussion (IRID presentation (40 min) and Q&As (50 min))
4) Management of contaminated water inside the buildings
5) Management measures to block groundwater from flowing into the site
6) Understanding the groundwater flow
13:45 - 14:15
- Next Steps
If you are interested in attending this meeting, pre-registration is required, and spaces are limited.
Please e-mail Matt Grainger to register. The deadline for pre-registration is 17:00 on Monday 7th October.

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