Science News 2012 (English)

Series - Radioactive Decontamination: Mobile Decontamination Plant Goes to Fukushima

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Running Time : 5minutes

Publication Year(JFY) : 2012


Treating water contaminated by radioactive substances generated during water-intensive decontamination operations has become a problem in decontamination sites around Fukushima, so research and development is underway to resolve this issue. One such project involves the development of a mobile decontamination plant that can go anywhere you can drive an ordinary vehicle, and can efficiently purify water down to a level of less than 10 becquerels per liter. This report is from Minamisoma in Fukushima Prefecture, and examines the technology being deployed.