By Lucas W Hixson

The contaminated water crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant remains very complex. Every day more and more contaminated water is generated and requires storage and processing.

The Russian company Atomproekt has announced that in 2016 it will construct a treatment plant at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant to demonstrate their ability to process contaminated water and remove tritium.

The tritium processing demonstration facility will have a capacity of only 400 cubic meters per day.

The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant pictured in March 2011 (top) and March 2014 (bottom).

The project was first announced in February 2015, when RosRAO commissioned Atomproekt to design the water treatment plant and test with 48 cubic meters of simulated solution.

RosRAO and Atomproekt are subsidiaries of Rosatom, the Russian state nuclear corporation.

RosRAO is the national manager of spent fuel and radioactive waste in Russia.

Atomproekt is formerly known as VNIPIET (All-Russia Science Research and Design Institute of Power Engineering Technology), and designs nuclear projects, processing plants, and waste facilities.

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