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Case Study - EnergySolutions transforms a single job safety task into team collaboration
Founded in 2007, EnergySolutions is a nuclear services company headquartered in Salt Lake City with operations in more than 40 countries around the world.SituationAs an international leader of nuclear waste recycling and removal, EnergySolutions is focused on safely managing nuclear waste locations and remediation efforts that transform legacy waste sites. From emergency response to sustainability, EnergySolutions aims to maintain a safe work environment for their highly complicated nuclear waste projects.Challenge...
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...
Assessing the Impacts of the Iran Nuclear Deal on Climate Change
Introduction On July 14, 2015, the international economic boycott levied against Iran was scheduled to conclude. In concert with the European Union and the P5+1, the Islamic Republic agreed to a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) whereby its capacity for nuclear development would be dramatically curtailed. Among other requirements, Iran is mandated, for a period of 15 years, to cap its uranium enrichment at 3.67 percent – a level far below the weapons-grade enrichment rate of 90 percent. In...
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 singlepass 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...