Purolite Corporation develops ion-exchange resin for Fukushima

Oct. 15, 2013

BALA CYNWYD, Pa. — Purolite’s solution will remove 62 identified radioactive nuclides in the water.

BALA CYNWYD, Pa. — After two years of development, Purolite Corporation has found a solution to the issues surrounding the Fukushima radioactive water crisis, according to a press release.

The release reported that the Purolite ion exchange resin-based solution will remove 62 identified radioactive nuclides in the water, eliminate 80 percent of the radioactive sludge, eliminate the need for storage tanks for highly radioactive water and reduce the need to build water intrusion walls around the reactors, according a press release.

"Our technical experts worked in cooperation with major Japanese companies over the past two years to develop a unique solution to this complex problem," said Steve Brodie, president of Purolite.  "Our proprietary technology effectively removes the identified containments and will help solve Fukushima Daiichi's environmental problems."

There are currently more than 1,000 storage tanks at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant's reactor site containing over 300,000 cubic meters of highly radioactive water, the release continued, with more tanks being built daily to accommodate the toxic water.

For more information please visit www.purolite.com.