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Case study - Nuclear Waste Incineration (France)
Nuclear waste incineration trials 1996 Glosfume successfully provided a pilot filter to carry out various trials on nuclear waste incineration. The filter was designed to operate under vacuum and passed all of the stringent requirements of French Nuclear Fuels. Similar filters have subsequently been used on several sites throughout France, contributing to reduced waste disposal costs and environmental quality. Installation date: 1996 Location: France Filter unit: Information withheld The emission levels...
The Future of Nuclear Power Plants
With the blast of the French nuclear power plant a few weeks ago, safety of nuclear power plant designs has fallen under more scrutiny. Although according to sources the blast took place in the turbine hall and no nuclear leak was found, this event has brought more attention to improved design and operation standards. Following the incident earlier this month Toshiba, a Japanese multinational company, announced the resignation of its chairman following a $6.3 billion loss in their nuclear sector –also...
Nuclear Waste: Greatest environmental challenge facing society
Dr Tim Johnson discusses how we can tackle the nuclear waste epidemic. A world full of waste They say you can tell a lot about a society by what it throws away. Like me, I’m sure you can recall the excitement of archaeologists on numerous TV documentaries, sifting through the remains of a rubbish dump or ‘midden’ on the edge of some long-forgotten settlement in a muddy field somewhere. It seems these deposits of unwanted and discarded items rarely disappoint and often open an incredible window...
Case study - Commercial nuclear power plants decontamination
Customers Include: Nuclear Power Plants: Perry, Ontario Power Generation, Peach Bottom, Savanna River, etc. Service/Product Providers: Alaron, RADeco, UniTech Applications Include: Decontamination of waxed concrete and painted diamond plate, with DFs of 100 percent in a single pass on surfaces with 100-200k dpm/100 cm2 Co-60. Excellent DFs on the lifting strongbacks that are used to remove reactor internals for refueling. Removal of Alpha beta emitting particles. Final clean-up of asbestos. Heat...
Last tango for nuclear?
The U.S. nuclear power industry’s three-step: Revival, long goodbye or state-aided life support. As pressure to reduce climate-changing emissions grows, nuclear power is drawing growing attention — for better or worse. In this piece, the first of a series of three being published at Environmental Health News with funding from the Rockefeller Family Foundation, EHN writer and editor Peter Dykstra looks at the current status of nuclear energy in the U.S. Everybody loves a comeback story. If you like...