Radioactive Waste 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

  • DOE Awards Contract for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Licensed Facilities

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the award of a contract to Spectra Tech, Inc. for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Licensed Facilities procurement. The NRC Licensed Facilities contract is for managing Spent Nuclear Fuel (SNF) storage facilities and licenses under NRC regulations. The scope includes the management and operation of the Fort Saint Vrain (FSV) Independent ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • 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

  • State to investigate radioactive waste site fire in Nevada

    Nevada state officials said Tuesday they don't know what sparked an apparent explosion and fire at a closed commercial radioactive waste dump in a predominantly rural county, but they vowed that the state will handle the investigation and cleanup. "We have the jurisdiction. We have the assets, and that's the course of action," James Wright, state Department of Public Safety chief, said after ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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

  • Disaster plan developed in case fire reaches nuclear waste

    Beneath the surface of a St. Louis-area landfill lurk two things that should never meet: a slow-burning fire and a cache of Cold War-era nuclear waste, separated by no more than 1,200 feet. Government officials have quietly adopted an emergency plan in case the smoldering embers ever reach the waste, a potentially "catastrophic event" that could send up a plume of radioactive smoke over a densely ...


    By Associated Press

  • ElectraTherm Commissions First Radiator with a Payback

    ElectraTherm, a leader in distributed, waste heat to power generation, partnered with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to commission the first fully-integrated stationary engine and waste heat to power generator. ElectraTherm’s Power+ Generator™ was integrated with a Cummins KTA-50 1.1 megawatt engine to increase fuel efficiency, in addition to replacing the engine’s ...


    By ElectraTherm

  • 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.

  • Plan to bury Uranium in Utah scrutinized as Decision Nears

    In a barren landscape of scrub just off a major Utah highway, a 10-foot-deep pit the size of about 75 football fields could soon house a kind of nuclear waste that grows more radioactive for 2 million years. EnergySolutions' plan to bring up to 700,000 metric tons of depleted uranium to Utah from a federal stockpile has been on hold through six years of legal and political wrangling. But state ...


    By Associated Press

  • Panel backs plan for Nuclear Waste Disposal near Lake Huron

    A Canadian advisory panel Wednesday endorsed a fiercely debated plan to bury waste from nuclear power plants less than a mile from Lake Huron, saying it had concluded the project would pose no danger to the environment. The Joint Review Panel made its recommendation in a report to Canada's environment minister, Leona Aglukkaq, who is expected ...


    By Associated Press

  • Feds reach settlement with New Mexico over Radiation Leak

    The Energy Department will funnel more than $73 million toward road and water projects around New Mexico as part of a settlement over a radiation leak that forced the indefinite closure of a troubled nuclear waste dump. The agreement, announced by Republican Gov. Susana Martinez and state Environment Secretary Ryan Flynn, follows months of tense and slow negotiations. The settlement ...


    By Associated Press

  • New Mexico lobbying to be storage site for nuclear waste

    New Mexico is touting a rural area in the southeastern part of the state as an interim storage site for the country's high-level nuclear waste, according to a letter issued by Gov. Susana Martinez earlier this month. The governor reached out to the Obama administration in a letter to Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. In the April 10 letter, which was obtained by the Santa Fe New Mexican ( ...


    By Associated Press

  • Report: Feds to exceed costs for cleaning up nuke waste

    The cost of cleaning up radioactive waste at one of the federal government's premier nuclear laboratories has already exceeded expectations and more cost overruns are expected, according to a report released Mondayby a government watchdog. The National Nuclear Security Administration spent about $931 million as of the end of the last fiscal year ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA issues cleanup plan for former McClellan Air Force Base

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today issued a cleanup decision for a large area of the McClellan Air Force Base Superfund site in Sacramento, California. EPA’s Record of Decision selects cleanup actions for contaminated soils across 130 acres in 43 separate areas at the former base. The Finding of Suitability for Early Transfer #2 Action Sites Record of Decision is the third ...

  • 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 ...

  • $2 billion in funds headed for cleanups in Nevada and on the Navajo Nation from historic Anadarko settlement with U.S. EPA, States

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice announced the settlement reached with Anadarko and Kerr-McGee is now final, allowing funds to be disbursed for cleanups across the country. The settlement secures payments of $5.15 billion to resolve claims that the defendants fraudulently transferred assets in part to evade their liability for contamination at ...

  • 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 ...

  • Regulatory Justification of the UK ABWR nuclear reactor

    I have today laid before the House a draft statutory instrument containing my decision, as Justifying Authority under the Justification of Practices Involving Ionising Radiation Regulations 2004, that the generation of electricity from the nuclear reactor design known as the UK ABWR is Justified. Justification is the first step in the regulatory process for practices involving ionising radiation ...

  • Cloud-Based Transportation Management System Delivers Savings

    DOE’s cloud based transportation management system (ATLAS) offers dramatically enhanced capabilities and modernization. ATLAS provides a powerful user-friendly system built to allow access to information to meet transportation needs. Its processes promote regulatory compliance, while providing access to qualified carriers and the lowest negotiated rates to reduce transportation costs. The ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • 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 ...

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