One of the deadly elements that cannot be removed thus far by the troubled ARRIVA filtration plant for sea water at Fukushima Nuclear Melt-down, is the Tritium radioactive isotope. A bone seeking cancer causer, it has troubled Nuclear watchers that it was being released into the Pacific unfiltered.
This, within itself is a misnomer, as TEPCO online list certain radioactive elements in their Press releases as the ones being filtered. They neglect to mention the myriad of other highly deadly and toxic elements such as Plutonium, Uranium, Americium and a host of others.
That being said, this device is a step in the right direction.
Hydrogenics CorporationOctober 21, 2015 6:30 AM
GlobeNewswire MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, Oct. 21, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —
Hydrogenics Corporation(HYGS) (HYG.TO) a leading developer and manufacturer of hydrogen generation and hydrogen-based fuel cell power modules, today announced that it has completed the construction and shipment of a hydrogen electrolyzer to Kurion Inc. of Irvine, California to be used in a pilot plant for the cleanup of tritiated waste water.
Kurion (www.kurion.com) is a world leader in the treatment of nuclear and hazardous waste for safe, secure and permanent disposal. Kurion has developed a technology to safely extract the radioactive isotope tritium from water and is building a pilot plant.
Hydrogenics is pleased to have its PEM electrolysis technology selected by Kurion and is looking forward to integrating the system into the pilot plant in the weeks ahead. Daryl Wilson, Hydrogenics CEO, stated, “We are excited to provide our megawatt platform PEM electrolysis technology to Kurion for this critical application. Kurion is a company with world-leading technologies for the isolation and stabilization of radioactive waste, including water containing the radioactive isotope tritium. We look forward to demonstrating the viability of our electrolysis technology to Kurion as they help their customers clean up contaminated environments around the globe.”
Whilst this device is slated for sale in the US and Canada, there is no stopping it being utilized at the ongoing Fukushima multiple nuclear melt down still ongoing…