U.S., Japanese Companies Exchange Information on Environmental Remediation Technology

June 26, 2012

Representatives from over 30 U.S. companies with expertise in environmental remediation technology met with their Japanese counterparts in Tokyo today to discuss possible avenues of cooperation in supporting Japan's efforts to address the March 2011 nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.

The U.S. representatives exchanged information with experts from Japanese private- sector contractors, Japan's Ministry of the Environment, and the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO).

In his remarks to the participants, U.S. Ambassador to Japan John V. Roos stated "As President Obama made clear, we were - and still are - committed to supporting Japan over the long term. We are joining together again to assist in the long, hard work of cleaning up and rebuilding."

On June 27, the U.S. representatives will travel to three sites in Fukushima Prefecture to observe remediation projects in person. The group will also have a chance to meet with Fukushima Prefectural Governor Yuhei Sato, as well as local authorities and businesses.

The U.S. Embassy in Tokyo would like to thank the Ministry of the Environment, JETRO, and Fukushima Prefecture for their assistance in arranging this important visit. This exchange represents the ongoing commitment of the United States to assist Japan as it continues to move forward in the wake of the Great East Japan Earthquake.