No, we’re not competing in the figure skating competition at the winter Olympics, but a team of UESI experts is there to assist a South Korean Nuclear utility in making the operation of one of their plants safer. UESI will be working with the utility and other Korean companies to ensure the fuel pool is leak tight so that the spent fuel stored there remains in a safe storage environment.
The techniques used to do this were developed by UESI and have been used in South Korea, Japan, China and throughout the U.S. The process involves the underwater application of a specially formulated epoxy coating to restore the integrity of the fuel pool liner. Divers apply the coating using tools adapted for this purpose while working safely near high radiation nuclear fuel storage racks.