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Embassy Fellows Report Available on Remediation of
Land near the Fukushima Daiichi Reactors

AIKEN, S.C. (June 19, 2013) – A recently released report co-authored by Savannah River National Laboratory Senior Advisory Engineer, Dr. Robert Sindelar, summarizes the extent of initial contamination, status of decontamination activities, and recommendations for remediation of land contaminated by the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident. In March, 2011, a major earthquake and subsequent tsunami disabled the power supply and cooling system at the plant, causing wide-spread contamination in the area.

The report to the Government of Japan – Ministry of the Environment was co-authored by Sindelar, Sang Don Lee with the US Environmental Protection Agency, and Mark Triplett with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Sindelar, Lee and Triplett were selected by the US Department of State, US Department of Energy, and US Environmental Protection Agency to serve as Embassy Science Fellows to provide expertise to support the Government of Japan Ministry of the Environment in its efforts to oversee decontamination work off-site from the Daiichi facility.

Click here to download the Embassy Fellows Report

Contact: Lana Cox
(803) 725-4396
lana.cox@srnl.doe.gov

 

 

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Last updated: July 22, 2013

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