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  • Out of the shop and into the black

    Green Care Mulching is well-known throughout the state of Victoria in Australia. Where formerly their trucks were transporting high-speed grinders, today they are principally seen carrying Crambo directs from Komptech. We spent the morning with Russell Norton, co-owner of Green Care Mulching, to learn about why he decided to incorporate the Komptech Crambo shredder into his business. ...


    By Komptech GmbH

  • CitiSafe Pte Ltd is pleased to announce Gamma Scout Radiation Measurement Gadget

    Gamma Easy Display Radioactivity with GAMMA EASY Function, data, and features Easy and fast detection of gamma radiation. Audible decay indicator (ticker) via headphone. GAMMA EASY indicates radioactive contamination easily and fast. It quickly detects ...


    By CitiSafe Pte Ltd

  • Nuclear waste problems start gold rush

    There are not many jobs you could take on at the beginning of your working life and know they would still be nowhere near completed by the time you retired. But decommissioning the world’s nuclear power plants is one of them. The estimates of the amounts of money involved in keeping old nuclear plants safe and dismantling them are so large that they are almost beyond comprehension − ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Air quality concerns prompt safety pause at nuke dump

    The manager of the federal government's nuclear waste repository in New Mexico has halted work because of poor air quality in parts of the underground facility. Officials with Nuclear Waste Partnership announced the "safety pause" late Monday after monitoring instruments carried by workers detected elevated levels of carbon monoxide and ...


    By Associated Press

  • U.S. EPA Settles with El Paso Natural Gas for Cleanup Costs at Abandoned Uranium Mines on Navajo Nation

    Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice announced a settlement worth more than $500,000 with El Paso Natural Gas Company LLC, (EPNG) to reimburse government costs related to 19 abandoned uranium mines located on the Navajo Nation, near Cameron, Arizona. Under the settlement terms, EPNG will reimburse the U.S. EPA $502,500, based on its share of field ...

  • Valley and Butte Fire Response Update 10/28/15

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and its federal, state, and local partners continue the assessment and clean-up of household hazardous wastes in the aftermath of the Valley Fire in Lake County, Calif. and the Butte Fire in Calaveras County, Calif. EPA mobilized to the two fire-impacted areas first to clear properties near public schools in Lake County, then more broadly in fire ...

  • EPA Removes Tons of Contaminated Soil from Grants, NM, Area Residences

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently completed the removal of thousands of tons of contaminated soil from eight residential properties near San Mateo, NM, known as the Crossroads area. The properties are part of the Grants Mining District Superfund site, an area of legacy contamination associated with uranium mining operations. “It is important that we address ...

  • OK given to restart nuclear plant in Japan

    A governor gave final approval Friday for a nuclear power plant to restart in southern Japan, the first to resume operations under new safety rules imposed in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima Dai-ichi meltdowns caused by an earthquake and tsunami. Kagoshima Gov. Yuichiro Ito said the two reactors at the Sendai Nuclear Power Station would be ...


    By Associated Press

  • Changes ordered at Los Alamos over nuke waste leak

    Four Los Alamos National Laboratory workers have been reassigned and the Department of Energy has pulled nuclear waste cleanup operations from the contractor that runs the lab after a barrel of waste packed at Los Alamos leaked, officials said Friday. The leak contaminated 22 workers with low levels of radiation and indefinitely shuttered the government's only permanent repository for waste from ...


    By Associated Press

  • Feds to clean site of 1976 `Atomic Man` accident

    Workers are preparing to enter one of the most dangerous rooms on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation - the site of a 1976 blast that exposed a technician to a massive dose of radiation, leading to him being nicknamed the "Atomic Man." Harold McCluskey was working in the room when a chemical reaction caused a glass glove box to explode. He was exposed to the highest dose of radiation from the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Savannah River Remediation, College Create Job Opportunities for Graduates

    Savannah River Remediation (SRR), the liquid waste contractor for the EM program at the Savannah River Site (SRS), requires workers with unique skills to protect employees from radiation as the company works safely toward completing its mission. SRR has nine new employees with those skills, and they are helping treat and disposition radioactive waste ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Feds Say it Could Take 2 Years to Seal Nuke Dump

    It could take two years or more for the federal government to seal off hundreds of potentially dangerous containers at its troubled underground nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico, the U.S. Department of Energy said in a filing Friday. Responding to an order from the New Mexico Environment Department to detail its plans, the department gave broad ranges that indicate it could take a ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA Adds Radiation Site in Ridgewood Queens, New York to the Superfund List

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has added the Wolff-Alport Chemical Company site in the Ridgewood section of Queens, New York to the federal Superfund list of hazardous waste sites. The soil and nearby sewers were contaminated by radioactive material from past industrial activities at the site. Testing indicates that there is no immediate threat to nearby residents, employees or ...

  • Management, safety cited for radiation release

    Poor management, an eroding safety culture, ineffective maintenance and a lack of proper oversight are being blamed for a radiation release that contaminated 21 workers and shuttered the federal government's nuclear waste dump two months ago in southeastern New Mexico. The series of shortcomings are identified in a report to be ...


    By Associated Press

  • Re-entry to nuke waste dump postponed

    The U.S. Department of Energy has postponed plans to get a crew underground to begin investigating a radiation leak from the federal government's nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico. Officials on Monday said a crew of eight would enter the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant on Tuesday. But spokesman Ben Williams said that has been postponed ...


    By Associated Press

  • Oversight chair questions safety at nuke dump

    The recent truck fire and radiation release from the government's troubled nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico were "near misses" at a facility whose workers proved unprepared to respond to the emergencies, the head of an independent oversight agency said. Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board Chairman Peter Winokur also said the Feb. ...


    By Associated Press

  • Nuclear waste from New Mexico lab may go to Texas

    With the government's only permanent nuclear waste dump shuttered indefinitely by back-to-back accidents, officials are making plans to ship radioactive waste from Los Alamos National Laboratory to rural West Texas. The Department of Energy and the operator of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad in southeastern New Mexico say they have signed an agreement with Waste Control Specialists ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA Proposes Plan to Remove Contaminated Buildings at Radiation Technology, Inc. Superfund Site in New Jersey

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a plan to demolish and remove buildings and smaller structures at the Radiation Technology, Inc. Superfund site in Rockaway Township, New Jersey, which were contaminated during the testing and development of rocket motors and propellants. Buildings and structures on the 263-acre site contain polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), asbestos and lead ...

  • Report: Nuke dump fire preventable

    The truck that caught fire a half mile underground at a southeastern New Mexico nuclear waste dump was 29 years old, improperly maintained and operating without an automatic fire-suppression system, according to a report to be released Friday. The report also will detail deficiencies in emergency training and responses at the Waste Isolation Pilot ...


    By Associated Press

  • Japan sees future business in Fukushima cleanup

    There is something surprising in the radioactive wreck that is the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant: opportunity. To clean it up, Japan will have to develop technology and expertise that any nation with a nuclear reactor will one day need. Eyeing dozens of aging reactors at home and hundreds of others worldwide that eventually need to be retired, Japanese industry sees a profitable market ...


    By Associated Press

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