4 Jan 2022
Cavendish Nuclear and Jacobs signed MOU for UK Treatment of Japanese nuclear reactor sodium in UK
Cavendish Nuclear and Jacobs have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) for the treatment and re-use in the UK of sodium coolant from the Monju nuclear power reactor in Fukui Prefecture, Japan, which ceased operations in 2010.
This material is not of significant radiological concern but it requires careful treatment to minimise the hazards associated with reactive alkali metal.
Jacobs and Cavendish Nuclear will apply their knowledge and experience from previous sodium coolant treatment projects to deal with the material safely and effectively.