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US Company's Unique Decontamination Technology Used In Japan to Remediate Fukushima School Campus

Honolulu, Hawaii, Aug 3, 2011 — CBI Polymers Inc., the U.S.-based innovator of DeconGel nuclear decontaminant, announced today the collaborative effort to remediate radiation from the campus of the Asahimachi Baptist Church and Little Lamb Kindergarten in Fukushima, Japan, in a project CBI Polymers calls “Restore Playtime.”

CBI Polymers donated its DeconGel nuclear decontaminant and the manpower to apply the blue gel to the affected areas of the school.  Once dry, the gel was peeled away, taking harmful radiation with it. 

DeconGel nuclear decontaminant is unique compared to traditional decontamination solutions, which mostly consist of soap and water. Multiple laboratory tests and customer field deployments have demonstrated near‐100% decontamination of hazardous materials ranging from uranium and cesium to PCB oils and beryllium. DeconGel allows for waterless remediation, eliminating the environmental impact of liquid runoff and significantly reducing waste volume and disposal costs by up to 90 percent.   

 The school’s headmistress, Tamiko Kokubo was uncomfortable allowing her students to play outside for the past four and a half months because of the fear of radiation exposure from the fallout generated by the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, which suffered a catastrophic breach of its containment facilities after the March 11th earthquake and subsequent tsunami. The release of radioactive isotopes into the atmosphere contaminated much of the surrounding area. 

 To protect her students from exposure to radioactive particles, Headmistress Kokubo chose not to open the playground and outdoor surfaces to the children. While necessary for safety reasons, this closure of the outdoor facilities deprived the school’s pre-school children and elementary level students of all outdoor activities, which are important to their physical development, as well as being one of the most enjoyable parts of their day.

 Headmistress Tamiko Kokubo observed, “Many of the fondest memories of childhood come from outdoor places and activities. This cleanup gives our children back their outdoor playtime, not only a basic joy but one critical to successful childhood development. We appreciate the work of CBI Polymers and the donation of DeconGel.”

CBI Polymers Inc., Sopogy Inc., Win Federal Export Awards

CBI Polymers Inc. and Sopogy Inc., have been selected for the U.S. Department of Commerce Export Achievement Award from the International Trade Administration for exporting into new foreign markets, federal officials said Thursday.

Suresh Kumar, assistant secretary of commerce for trade promotion and director general of the U.S. and foreign commercial service, and Hawaii Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz will present the companies with the award on Aug. 1 at the East-West Center.

Mr. Galen Ho, CEO of CBI Polymers received the award for CBI Polymers and thanked the Lt. Gov and Mr. John Holman of the Commerce Department for the magnificent support the local department has provided to CBI Polymers in coordinating efforts required to broaden the company’s knowledge of foreign markets. Additionally he pointed out the superb efforts of the Commerce Department staff through the US Embassies in coordinating business meetings and providing business climate information to assist in market development and penetration.

DeconGel Provides Radiological Decontamination Technology to Japan in Wake of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis

Honolulu, Hawaii, April 12, 2011-  CBI Polymers Inc., the Honolulu-based innovator of DeconGel nuclear decontaminant, will join the broad-based philanthropic effort to help with the crisis in Japan by making a donation of $250,000 in radiological decontamination products and technical services at the request of the Japanese Medical Association (JMA) for the removal of radioactive contaminants in support of public health and emergency relief efforts for the people in the Tohoku region, Japan’s most severely-affected northeastern coast.

CBI Polymers Provides Technology Solution to Hungarian Disaster Relief with DeconGel

Honolulu, Hawaii (November 3, 2010) /PRNewswire/ — Hungary’s toxic sludge spill is being called one of Europe’s top three environmental disasters of the past few decades. On October 4, an enormous chemical-filled reservoir maintained by an Alumina plant in Ajka, western Hungary ruptured, inundating several villages with nearly 200 million gallons of toxic sludge....click headline link for rest of story