Honolulu Company Helps with Japan Nuclear Clean Up

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A Honolulu company is helping with the continuing cleanup from the nuclear disaster that struck northern Japan.

CBI Polymers has produced a gel that cleans contaminated vehicles and says it will be used by the Japanese military.

The blue gel is sprayed or painted onto a surface and absorbs contaminated particles. It can then be peeled off and thrown away.

Company CEO Galen Ho told HPR’s Bytemarks Café that working with a country facing nuclear cleanup is not just about selling a product.

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“DeconGel” was tested this weekend to clean up a kindergarten playground in Fukushima. A public health professor monitoring the results told the AP a trial run showed the gel was 90 percent effective.

(Aileen Humphreys / HPR News)