Radioactive Waste News

  • Feds seek borehole test for potential hot nuke waste burial

    The federal government plans to spend $80 million assessing whether its hottest nuclear waste can be stored in 3-mile-deep holes, a project that could provide an alternative strategy to a Nevada repository plan that was halted in 2010. The five-year borehole project was tentatively slated to start later this year on state-owned land in rural North Dakota, but it has already been met with ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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: Nuke dump radiation leak could have been prevented

    A radiation leak that forced the indefinite closure of the federal government's only underground nuclear waste repository could have been prevented, a team of investigators said Thursday. A combination of poor management, lapses in safety and a lack of proper procedures were outlined in a final report released by the U.S. Department of Energy's ...


    By Associated Press

  • Japan audit: Millions of dollars wasted in Fukushima cleanup

    Japanese government auditors say the operator of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant has wasted about a fifth of the 350 billion yen ($3 billion) it has spent to clean up the plant after it was destroyed by a March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. A Board of Audit report described various expensive machines and untested measures that ended in failure. It also said the cleanup work has been dominated ...


    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 ...

  • Carillion joint venture celebrates business excellence award with Sellafield Ltd

    Carillion’s joint venture with Jacobs and Atkins (ACKtiv Nuclear), working as part of an integrated Sellafield Limited project team, has been awarded Sellafield’s Business Excellence Award 2014 for teamwork on the First Generation Magnox Storage Pond (FGMSP) Bulk Sludge & Fuel Retrievals (BS&FR) project at Sellafield, Cumbria in the United Kingdom. The project also won the ...


    By Carillion Plc

  • Second Triennial Review of the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM)

    I am today announcing the start of the second Triennial Review of the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM). Triennial Reviews are part of the government’s commitment to ensuring that non-departmental public bodies continue to have regular independent challenge. The review will examine whether there is a continuing need for CoRWM’s function and its form and whether it ...

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