Radioactive Waste Monitoring News

  • Veolia to acquire Kurion and develop an integrated offer in nuclear facility cleanup and treatment of low and medium-level radioactive waste

    Veolia today announced the signature of the acquisition of the US company Kurion, the California-based startup credited for stabilizing Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in the wake of the 2011 tsunami and a specialist in nuclear waste cleanup technology, for $350 million (cash free). The acquisition completes a critical part of ...


    By Veolia Water STI

  • International NORM Conference

    Our TRADEBE and Scotoil team will exhibiting at the International NORM Conference in Aberdeen on the 4th-5th of Nov 2015. On the 5th of Nov, Chris Macey, Commercial Manager - Incineration and Radioactives, will be delivering a presentation about understanding the treatment and disposal options for hazardous, NORM contaminated, and mixed waste. During the conference, our representatives will be ...


    By Tradebe

  • Monitors arrive after radioactive waste site fire in Nevada

    Radiation wasn't immediately detected during fly-overs of a burned trench containing long-buried radioactive waste at a commercial disposal site in rural southern Nevada, state and federal officials said Monday. Ground testing was scheduled next, headed by a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency radiological emergency team sent to the site about ...


    By Associated Press

  • Geovariances involved in international working groups to promote geostatistics

    Geovariances has been participating for many years in international working groups from EOCD, IAEA, the European NICOLE or the French Cetama, which deal with both radiological and chemical characterization. As a result, several organizations now recommend geostatistics as a solution in the characterization of contaminated sites. From EOCD, Geovariances ...


    By Geovariances

  • Debate resumes in Las Vegas about Nevada nuclear dump idea

    The debate resumed Tuesday in Nevada about the possibility of radioactive contamination of the underground water supply from a proposed national nuclear waste repository in the desert near where nuclear weapons tests were conducted for decades. Familiar faces and arguments in the decades-long long battle over the Yucca Mountain repository ...


    By Associated Press

  • Virginia company sues state in hopes of mining uranium

    A mining company that wants to tap one of the world's largest uranium deposits sued Virginia on Wednesday to end a decades-long state moratorium on mining the radioactive ore. Virginia Uranium Inc., which puts a market value of $6 billion on the deposit, filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court to have the 1982 ban lifted so it can begin mining the 119 million-pound deposit near the North ...


    By Associated Press

  • Idaho aquifer decline could hinder radioactive monitoring

    A continued drop in underground water levels could make it more difficult to monitor the movement of radioactive contamination in an aquifer below an eastern Idaho nuclear facility, scientists say. Researchers with the U.S. Geological Survey in a 36-page report released Monday said the Eastern Snake River Plain Aquifer level has dropped below ...


    By Associated Press

  • Ram Flat

    RAM FLAT Compactors allow their users to significantly reduce their costs to dispose of hazardous and radioactive waste. This is done by reducing the volume of the waste by compacting the material right into the drum. Only interested in crushing empty drums? No problem. Some of the RAM FLAT Compactor models are designed specifically to crush empty drums into metal pancakes. But ...


    By S&G Enterprises, Inc.

  • Sampling Considerations for Characterization of Radioactive Contamination Using Geostatistics Presentation

    We invite you to attend Olivier Bertoli's presentation: Sampling considerations for characterization of radioactive contamination using geostatistics You will learn that collecting more data is not always necessary to gain confidence in waste volume estimation and that geostatistics enables the optimization of sampling effort. Looking forward to welcome ...


    By Geovariances

  • Radioactive iodine in Arctic sea ice may have European origin

    Ninety-eight per cent of radioactive iodine in Arctic sea ice may come from Europe, new research suggests. The study concludes that atmospheric transport of Iodine-129 from European nuclear fuel reprocessing plants is the most likely source. Iodine-129 (129I) is a long-lived (half-life of 15.7 million years) radioactive form of iodine that occurs naturally in very small amounts. It is highly ...

  • Regulators issue final volumes in Nevada nuclear dump report

    Findings released Thursday by analysts in the federal agency with the power to give the go-ahead for a proposed nationalnuclear waste dump in Nevada appear to provide wiggle room for adopting rules to open the repository, if decision-makers want to go forward. "Conditions (to open the repository) could be included," Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff said, "if ...


    By Associated Press

  • Geostatistics regains interest in the characterization of chemical soil pollutions

    To evaluate the pollution impact, such characterization is usually based on various data that should be interpreted and analyzed with an estimation of related uncertainties. Geostatistics has been suitably applied in this framework for about fifteen years. Several Ph.D. theses have been dedicated to the subject, both for chemical and radiological pollution (see for instance ...


    By GEOVARIANCES

  • Innovation and the UK`s nuclear legacy

    Sellafield is responsible for safely delivering nuclear decommissioning, waste management and commercial operations. In order to fulfil this role, Sellafield is constantly seeking innovative means to progress decommissioning and clean-up, deliver high hazard reduction and encourage high standards in health, safety, security and environmental performance. Drums of intermediate-level nuclear ...

  • Ecology and Environment, Inc. Awarded Extension of $21.4 Million Contract By U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

    Ecology and Environment, Inc. (E & E) (NASDAQ: EEI) has been awarded a two-year contract extension by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Kansas City District to provide Architect-Engineer Services on a wide variety of Hazardous, Toxic and Radioactive Waste environmental projects. The award extends the current contract, valued at $21.4 million, through August 31, 2016. E & E has ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • Thermal analysis review

    In November 2013, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s Radioactive Waste Management Directorate (RWMD) informed my Department of a modelling error in their assessments of the on-site cooling time required for spent fuel from new nuclear reactors before it could be placed in an off-site Geological Disposal Facility (GDF). RWMD subsequently corrected the error and published revisions of ...

  • 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

  • Laboratory study cuts fracking waste`s radioactivity

    Researchers believe they have found an unlikely way to decrease the radioactivity of some hydraulic fracturing wastewater: Mix it with the hazardous drainage from mining operations. The wastewater is created when some of the chemical-laced water used to fracture thick underground rocks flows back out of the wellbore. The water is tainted with chemicals, toxins and in some parts of the country - ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA Proposes to Add Radioactive Site in Ridgewood, Queens to its Superfund list of the country’s most hazardous waste sites

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today proposed to add the Wolff-Alport Chemical Company site in the Ridgewood section of Queens, New York to its Superfund list of the country’s most hazardous waste sites. The soil and some nearby sewers are contaminated by residual radioactive contamination from past industrial activities at the site. Testing indicates that there is no immediate ...

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