[Bookoff] Areva’s decontamination facilities were secondhand

(*Bookoff = Japanese secondhand book store chain)

It might have been better to buy one on eBay.

Areva, the world leading nuclear power industry conglomerate from France sold the secondhand decontamination facility to Japanese government and Tepco. The winning price is not disclosed.

It is well known that the facility has not worked properly. (cf. Fukushima worker “Soon nobody can get close to Areva’s facility”)

In the hearing of Private accident investigation commission from rebuild Japan initiative foundation, Kaieda, the former  Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry stated “(I remember) it was probably secondhand.” twice.


Areva's decontamination facility was secondhand


Areva sent their female CEO to Japan soon after 311 and she offered any kinds of help for Fukushima. In this context, we asked them for the decontamination facilities though they planned to ship them somewhere else. Probably the facilities were secondhand.

Areva reacted promptly and they were skilled in sales. The final decision of purchase was done by Tepco, the government didn’t reject it. However, they had a lot of problems to operate Areva’s facilities. It’s partially because of the lack of trial operation. Probably the facilities were secondhand. We thus got to the conclusion that we have to have multiple facilities except for Areva, and bought “Sarry” from Kurion.



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