How technology can simplify the big challenges for Nuclear decommissioning
Advances in technology and innovative new solutions are reshaping how firms and their service providers are thinking about even the most complex nuclear waste challenges they face. Increasingly, the question is not if technology should be deployed in a specific circumstance; rather, it’s how can the latest technology be utilised to increase efficiency, reduce the lifetime costs associated with addressing a particular waste challenge, and increase worker safety? There are many choices out there - but how do you know which will deliver the best result?
The ongoing cleanup of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant site is a good example of how constantly evolving technology is driving significant change in the way operators are thinking about significant hazardous waste projects. Specifically, an ongoing challenge has been to investigate the Primary Containment Vessel at Fukushima reactor number 2 so that damaged fuel and other debris can eventually be removed. The challenges are immense: the environment is highly contaminated, doesn’t permit human access, and is hard to navigate.
To tackle this challenge Veolia Nuclear Solutions has called on its technology expertise to design a unique and complex robotic system that can be stored in a restrictive volume, deployed through a long and narrow aperture and navigate the unknown obstructed environment of the stricken nuclear reactor.
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