Veolia Nuclear Solutions showcases its robotic capabilities at the WMS 2020

Veolia’s appearance at Waste Management Symposia 2020 goes beyond the company’s main booth, with the opportunity to highlight 9 years worth of work in response to the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.

Located in the conference’s Japan pavilion, the adjunct booth will showcase the work Veolia Nuclear Solutions has played in responding to the crisis. From the removal of Cesium and Strontium from the contaminated water, to remote handling applications that include inspection, repair and ultimately fuel retrieval, the presentation will demonstrate how Veolia Nuclear Solutions and its team have continued to support Japanese nuclear industry since the accident almost a decade ago.

In March 2011, in the early days after the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, TEPCO chose our company to help clean contaminated water at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant site. We assisted TEPCO in removing more than 370,000 trillion becquerel (10 million curies) of radioactive cesium from more than 370,000 m3 of contaminated water.


Additionally, Veolia Nuclear Solutions also deployed a mobile technology platform to remove radioactive strontium from contaminated water. At the damaged reactors themselves, our Remote Access technologies will be used to first inspect and later to retrieve fuel debris.

Marc Rood, vice president for Strategy and Marketing at Veolia Nuclear Solutions, said the Japan pavilion booth will demonstrate that global reach and demonstrated technology innovation, Veolia Nuclear Solutions can help solve all of its customers’ most pressing waste management and decommissioning challenges.

In a special presentation, the Japan booth display will also include both an explanation of Veolia Nuclear Solutions’ patented GeoMelt® vitrification technology, as well as a live demonstration of the company’s cutting-edge virtual reality (VR) technology Retiina. The GeoMelt® display will feature glass created from hazardous or radioactive waste using the vitrification process, as well as explanations of the long-term benefits to client sites. The VR display will allow potential customers to see how this useful tool can be used for planning the industries waste management problems, design optimization and training during complex decommissioning projects.



We were among the first responders to assist TEPCO in the Fukushima tsunami recovery. To date, our technology has been used to remove more than 3.7E17 Bq (10 million curies) of Cesium from more than 370,000 m3 (about 100 million gallons) of aqueous waste. We have also deployed a mobile technology platform to remove Strontium from water held in hundreds of storage tanks on the site. At the reactors themselves, our Remote Access technologies are used to inspect and repair reactor containments.
The breadth and depth of Veolia’s experience on challenging remote handling projects is unmatched across multiple industries. The effective delivery of our solutions have been used on some of the most publicized, mission critical projects worldwide such as those at Fukushima, Hanford and Sellafield.