Tom Keighley

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North West firm take decontamination solution to Japan

North West technology outfit Arvia have been asked to take its water treatment technology to Japan as part of the cleanup of nuclear waste.

Asia market access specialist Intralink will support Arvia with a bilingual team, and assistance in establishing a local office.

Arvia’s multi-award winning method of water treatment removes and destroys toxic non-biodegradeable contaminants, with one of the major applications being the disposal of organic radioactive waste.

Martin Keighley, CEO of Avria, said: “Japan has a big problem with low and intermediate level radioactive oil which is notoriously difficult to dispose of.

“Current methods include incineration and encapsulation which can both have a serious impact on the environment.

“Neither of these solutions is ideal, and our technology is unique in that it enables the clean, safe and cost-effective disposal of radioactive waste - something of a holy grail for the nuclear industry.”

Following successful trails at the Magnox nuclear decommissioning site in Trawsfynydd in North Wales, Arvia recognised the need for the solution in Japan.

Low and intermediate level organic radioactive waste is becoming increasingly problematic at a number of sites in the country.

Huw Thomas, MD of Intralink Japan, said: “Arvia’s unique treatment technology is ideally positioned to help solve some of the problems in the nuclear industry here.

“Intralink’s Surrogate Sales Program will enable Arvia to enter this market and engage quickly with the leading Japanese players in nuclear and other waste treatment applications.”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Tom Keighley .

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