The Shaw Group performing nuclear recovery efforts at Fukushima

The Shaw Group Inc. (NYSE: SHAW) said on Nov. 30 that support services contracted by its subsidiary, Shaw Global Services LLC, are performing as designed to help recovery at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station in Japan.

After a tsunami and earthquake hit Japan in March, Toshiba Corp. led Shaw, Babcock & Wilcox, Westinghouse and Exelon Nuclear Partners to provide emergency response support. Shaw deployed water treatment, radiation monitoring and consulting services.

“Our technical systems at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station were brought online very quickly and safely through the help of our subcontractors and already have demonstrated successful operations. We are committed to this long-term effort and are ready to employ our critical resources, leadership and technical solutions for years to come,” said J.M. Bernhard Jr., Shaw’s chairman, president and chief executive officer.

Shaw designed, fabricated and oversaw installation of a simplified active water retrieve and recovery system (SARRY) with Toshiba. It is the primary method for removing cesium and other highly radioactive contaminants from water in basement structures and has reduced the risk of contamination from overflow into the sea.

Shaw has also provided remote radiation monitoring and contaminated water transfer hoses, as well as ongoing technical support including consulting services for decommissioning planning, spent fuel removal and management, debris removal, structural analysis and radiological shielding.

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