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Five AREVA experts on their way to Japan

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At Tepco’s request, five AREVA experts are flying to Japan to provide assistance to the operator of the Fukushima nuclear power plant. They are accompanied by AREVA CEO Anne Lauvergeon, who will arrive in the Japanese capital in the evening.

The group’s experts are joining the AREVA Japan team to consider how best to help Tepco in managing the crisis at the Fukushima power plant. They are experts in radioactive effluent treatment and in the management of used fuel storage pools.

The AREVA delegation will be received on Wednesday at the Japanese Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), and will meet the second-ranking official of Tepco.