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VF, HI-Q win radiation monitoring system contract for Columbia Generating Station

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The team of VF, a.s. (VF) and HI-Q Environmental Products Company, Inc. (HI-Q) has been awarded the contract to design and manufacture the replacement plant vent stack radiation monitoring system for the Columbia Generating Station near Richland, WA, USA.

The plant vent stack radiation monitor provides the measurement of releases from the plant vent during both normal and post-accident plant operating conditions. The Regulatory Guide 1.97 qualified design consists of a measurement and sampling system for noble gas, particulate, and iodine radioactive isotopes.

In addition to the design and manufacturing of the radiation monitoring system, the contract includes installation and start up support, site acceptance testing, and training for Energy Northwest personnel. The contract includes provisions for maintaining a stock of critical spare parts at HI-Q's San Diego, CA facility for overnight shipment to the Columbia Generating Station.

Energy Northwest selected VF and HI-Q over several other radiation monitoring equipment suppliers for this project.