Shaw Group helps recovery of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station in Japan

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Shaw Group helps recovery of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station in Japan

Shaw Group, the global provider of engineering,
construction, technology, fabrication, remediation and support services for clients
in the energy, chemicals, environmental, infrastructure and emergency response
industries, announced that its subsidiary, Shaw Global Services, helping
recovery at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station in Japan after the
tsunami and earthquake hit Japan in March.

After the disaster, Shaw deployed water treatment,
radiation monitoring and consulting services at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear
power station. The Toshiba Corp. led Shaw, Babcock & Wilcox, Westinghouse
and Exelon Nuclear Partners to provide emergency response support.

Shaw used a simplified active water retrieve and recovery
system (SARRY) with Toshiba 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.

Developed in conjunction with AVANTech and featuring
Honeywell’s UOP specialty ion-exchange materials, SARRY operates with a simple
design, leaving it less prone to mechanical problems. It can stand alone or
work in conjunction with other treatment systems in place, which has the
potential to double decontamination capacity at the site.

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

Shaw and its legacy companies
have extensive experience with some of the biggest nuclear, environmental and
natural disasters in history, including Three Mile Island and Chernobyl;
hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma; and the Haiti, Northridge, Calif., and
Sumatra earthquakes.

“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

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