Radiation Safety News

  • Sweco commissioned by Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company to participate in planning and designing of encapsulation plant Clink

    SKB is currently undergoing authorising according to the Act on Nuclear Activities and Swedish Environmental Code for KBS-3, the Swedish system for disposal of nuclear waste. A part of the application concerns the construction of Clink, an integrated facility for interim storage and encapsulation of spent nuclear fuel in Oskarshamn, consisting of the current facility Clab and a new facility for ...


    By Sweco Nederland BV

  • CH2M-led Four Rivers Nuclear Partnership, LLC. awarded Department of Energy Paducah Deactivation and Remediation Contract

    The United States Department of Energy announced today that Four Rivers Nuclear Partnership, LLC., a CH2M-led company with partners Fluor Corporation and BWX Technologies, Inc., was awarded the Paducah Deactivation and Remediation (D&R) Contract at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant. The Paducah site is situated on approximately 3,500 acres in Western Kentucky, eight miles west of Paducah, ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, 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

  • U.S. Senate forwards bill to license advanced nuclear power

    A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators easily advanced a bill last week that will update regulations to help drive advanced nuclear power plants into the market. The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee voted 18-3 to pass the bill, sponsored by Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyoming), which is an updated version of a similar bill that stalled in the Senate last year.  The bill would require the ...

  • BAE Systems selects Brüel & Kjær to develop Acoustic Signature Management System for new UK Royal Navy vessels

    BAE Systems has awarded Brüel & Kjær the Design Development Agreement to deliver a Hull Vibration Monitoring System (HVME) for the UK Royal Navy's Type 26 Global Combat Ship (T26 GCS). Reducing a ship’s radiated noise signature is a key element to its tactical deployment, and an HVME system is the ideal means for this - providing self-noise monitoring capabilities ...

  • Feds allow Pilgrim nuclear plant to stay open amid safety concerns

    Federal regulators said the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station near Boston can remain open, even as they acknowledged problems related to safety during a three-hour meeting with residents and elected officials last week. At a packed hearing, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) released the preliminary results of a inspection sparked after the unintentional release of an internal NRC email that ...

  • CERC training courses

    The CERC training team has been busy over the past few months, conducting training courses for industry, regulators, universities, councils and consultancies, both in our Cambridge offices and at locations around the UK. We have provided tailored courses for overseas delegates, including: ...

  • National Radon Action month and protecting workers from exposure risks

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has once again designated January as National Radon Action Month. The EPA reports that radon is the leading cause of lung cancer deaths among nonsmokers in the United States and claims the lives of about 21,000 Americans each year. The World Health Organization (WHO) has estimated that radon causes between 6% and 15% of lung cancers worldwide. ...

  • Scientists turn nuclear waste into diamonds for power generation

    Researchers in the U.K. say they have found a way to turn radioactive waste into miniature diamond batteries to produce small electric currents that can last thousands of years. A team of physicists and chemists from the University of Bristol unveiled the technology at a lecture in Europe late last month.  The technique involves scraping away carbon-14, a radioactive isotope of carbon, from ...

  • Geovariances has been actively involved in EPRI geostatistics guide

    Earlier this year, the American EPRI has published a guide for using geostatistics in developing a site final status survey program for plant decommissioning. This report examines the use of geostatistical approaches that exploit spatial relationships to develop a three-dimensional contamination map based on measurement results from discrete points. The report presents a conceptual ...


    By Geovariances

  • Safety fears rock France’s nuclear power base

    Nearly a third of France’s nuclear reactors have been shut down by industry regulators as revelations emerge about the supply of sub-standard parts. As investigations into falsified documents and excess quantities of carbon in steel continue, more closures are expected. This is not yet a full-blown crisis for the nuclear industry, but it is putting serious strain on the finances ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Europe’s nuclear club slows emissions cuts

    The prospect of using nuclear energy appears to deter European countries from adopting renewable technologies such as wind and solar, and from introducing energy efficiency measures. Researchers say they found that countries in Europe intending to build new nuclear power stations have a poorer record of reducing their carbon emissions than those that have rejected the technology. Europe has a ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Baling technology strengthens National Nuclear Laboratory’s waste reduction programme

    The world’s leading nuclear research organisation National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) has strengthened its waste reduction programme with investment in a heavy duty waste baler. NNL is globally renowned for its nuclear research, technical development, reactor operations support, and the provision of decommissioning expertise for facilities throughout the UK. ...


    By Riverside Waste Machinery

  • Merck Invests € 15 million in Liquid Crystal Window Technology

    Dedicated production unit for liquid crystal window modules to achieve faster market penetration Production is scheduled to begin at the end of 2017 Focus on sun protection and privacy applications in architecture Merck, a leading science and technology company, today announced that it will be establishing a production unit for liquid crystal window modules. The volume ...


    By Merck

  • Nuclear records paper over flaws

    The nuclear industry is celebrating breaking records that have stood for a quarter of a century − but a new update on its successes still fails to disperse the clouds over its future. Ten new nuclear reactors came on line last year worldwide, and more new reactors are being built than at any time since 1990. According to the  ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Nuclear plants face crisis of ageing

    Life extensions to nuclear plants in Europe and North America are repeatedly being granted by safety regulators. But, according to nuclear plant owners, 25% of parts are now obsolete, so keeping the reactors going is becoming an increasing problem as components wear out. This is the background to the Nuclear Power Plant ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Protecting Outdoor Workers from Excessive Sun Exposure and UV Rays

    With summer just a few weeks away, now is an ideal time for employers to remind their workers about the dangers of sunburns and skin cancer associated with excessive ultraviolet (UV) exposure. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This is also true in many other countries, especially those with large ...

  • Collimated Beam Device

    The PearlBeam from AquiSense Technologies is a compact collimated beam device employing UV-C LEDs emitting radiation in the germicidal range. Its small size and ease of use allows the realization of a table-top homogenized UV delivery system, which can be operated virtually anywhere in laboratory or even field locations. Unlike mercury-lamp systems, the PearlBeam features a narrow-band ...


    By AquiSense Technologies

  • Big push for small nuclear reactors

    Concerns are being raised about the billions of dollars being spent on research to design and build small nuclear reactors for electricity production The world’s big powers are in a race to build a new series of small reactors, which they believe will combine with renewables to create a low-carbon future for the planet. Small modular reactors (SMRs) have hardly been heard of by the public, ...


    By Climate News Network

  • ERIA emphasises its role on energy development for Asia

    At the keynote session on the first day of SETA 2016 meeting, Mr.Hidetoshi Nishimura, President of the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia, or ERIA, has shared with the participants the role of ERIA in promoting the development of energy sector for ASEAN and East Asian countries. He said that ERIA works on research and analysis for producing recommendation on policy and energy ...


    By GAT International

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