EnergySolutions moves into next phase of Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant clean-up contract

EnergySolutions (NYSE: ES) on Sept. 12 said it has entered into the second phase of its contract with Toshiba Corp. as part of the on-going remediation of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan.

Previously selected in March as the technology provider for the clean-up of the large volume of radioactively contaminated water at the site, EnergySolutions will now supply the containers and materials necessary to support the operation of the technology.

The new phase of the contract will cover supply of materials for the first several months of operations, with the system currently scheduled to run for over a year.

Toshiba has been selected as the prime contractor for the work by Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) and EnergySolutions is providing the technology and supporting Toshiba in designing, installing and operating the system to decontaminate the water down to levels satisfying the safety limits announced by the Japanese Government.

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