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Japan has just been struck by one of the largest ever observed natural disasters: earthquake of magnitude 9,0 and a tsunami with waves of more than 10 m which caused thousands of deaths.
In this drama, the courage shown by Japan and the determination to solve the many problems it meets, demand respect and admiration.
The AREVA group expressed its support and total solidarity towards the Japanese population.
TEPCO has accepted the solution proposed by AREVA to treat most of the contaminated water from the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant.
The contaminated water must be treated rapidly as it is preventing TEPCO from repairing the power plant’s power supply and cooling systems.
(Read the press release dated April 19th, 2011)
AREVA mobilizes for Japan
AREVA donated a specially equipped van and trailer to TEPCO for a token one euro. The same day, AREVA presented to the japanese press the process used in the water treatment plant designed by AREVA with Veolia Water. Copyright AREVA.
TEPCO has accepted the solution proposed by AREVA to treat most of the contaminated water from the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant. The contaminated water must be treated rapidly as it is preventing TEPCO from repairing the power plant’s power supply and cooling systems.
To increase its technical support to Japan, AREVA send height specialized experts to join the team already in place in Tokyo. They will examine what help can be provided to help the Japanese power company Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO).
Five AREVA experts are flying to Japan to provide assistance to the operator of the Fukushima nuclear power plant consider how best to help TEPCO. They are experts in radioactive effluent treatment and in the management of used storage pools.
AREVA chartered an Antonov 225 carrying emergency help supplied by French companies.
AREVA is mobilizing its forces to provide support to Japan (french only)
AREVA chartered an Antonov 225 which took off from Châteauroux airport (Indre, France) carrying emergency supplies for Japan. It is scheduled to arrive in northeast Japan on Friday.
German and American AREVA subsidiaries are also mobilized. An airplane left from Germany with hazmat masks and radioactivity measurement equipment, attesting the widespread mobilization of the group’s teams.
AREVA has decided to provide emergency aid in the form of a donation of one million euros, on Monday 14th, 2011. The Red Cross was chosen as the vehicle for this aid, with its 86 medical teams and nearly 600 workers at the scene.
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