Radiation Monitoring News

  • Bertin develops the SaphyRAD-E for EDF, a new-generation multiprobe contamination monitor

    Bertin Technologies, a CNIM Group subsidiary, announces the launch of the SaphyRAD-E, a device for monitoring the level of radioactive contamination on surfaces. Designed to meet EDF requirements, this device will gradually equip the 19 nuclear plants currently in operation in France. Its main use will be to detect and prevent any surface contamination of personnel leaving work areas. ...


    By Bertin Instruments

  • An innovative multi-probe military radiation meter for harsh environment and emergency situations: SaphyRAD MS (ex-DOM420)

    Bertin has developed the new multiprobe military survey meter (with the expertise of Saphymo*) under a contract awarded by the French Defense Procurement Agency. This latest generation portable monitor is designed to detect and measure radioactivity in harsh environment. Two years of research and development led to the launch of the SaphyRAD MS (also called DOM 420 by the French Army). Its wide ...


    By Bertin Instruments

  • Bertin wins a new contract for the maintenance of EDF’ health physics and radiation monitoring equipment

    Bertin Technologies, a subsidiary of the CNIM Group, just announced the signature of a new contract with EDF covering the preventive and corrective maintenance of mobile radiation monitoring (RPM), fixed radiation monitoring (KZC) equipment, as well as the radiation monitoring systems (RMS) for French nuclear power plants. The five-year contract covers the 19 operating EDF nuclear power plants ...


    By Bertin Instruments

  • New STS 6150AD Radiation field simulator now available

    Safe-Series – 6150AD Radiation Field Simulation The new STS Safe-Series range brings new technology into handheld simulation to provide the most realistic simulators available today. A unique radio system produces both a near isotropic field pattern from the source and from the ...

  • Successful Startup and Acceptance of a Pacific Northwest Plant Vent Radiation Monitoring System – October, 2017

    HI-Q Environmental Products Company, Inc. (HI-Q) and VF, a.s. (VF) have completed the Site Acceptance Test for a Northwestern Nuclear Generating Station Plant Vent Radiation Monitoring System.  Energy Northwest has now started a two-month confidence run for the system after which it will become operational.  ...

  • How a Plant Manager’s HVAC Problems Can Spark Product Innovation

    If you’re a plant operations or maintenance manager, then you’re inherently a problem solver too. So when a big problem comes along, it’s tempting to feel as if you have to figure it out on your own. This type of problem solving can be a relatively slow and stressful process when the equipment at risk is worth millions of dollars, and a trial and error approach is ...

  • Eppic News Update

    The first quarter of 2017, the most active for articles & titles compilation periods so far, promises to continue into the year based on projections to date. For January-March, 39 conferences were indexed, including 7 mega-conferences on composting, power generation environmental topics, marine oil spills, radioactive waste management, ecology, and bioremediation. Our usual 125 journals & ...

  • Nuclear plants dip into dismantling funds to pay for waste

    With a federal promise to take highly radioactive spent fuel from nuclear plants still unfulfilled, closed reactors are dipping into funds set aside for their eventual dismantling to build waste storage on-site, raising questions about whether there will be enough money when the time comes. It violates Nuclear Regulatory Commission rules for the plants to take money from their decommissioning ...


    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

  • 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.

  • Storage Bunkers sealed off at Nuclear Dump closed by Leak

    Hundreds of containers of waste have been entombed at the federal government's underground nuclear waste repository in southern New Mexico now that workers have closed off storage areas affected by a radiation leak, officials said Tuesday. After months of work, crews finished sealing the last of two bunkers at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant ...


    By Associated Press

  • Visit to Yucca Mountain stirs talk about nuclear storage

    Five U.S. Congress members are heading to the mothballed site of a proposed national radioactive waste dump in the Nevada desert, amid new talk about a decades-old problem - where to dispose of spent nuclear fuel stored at commercial reactors around the U.S. The congressional tour Thursday comes with momentum building toward restarting the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Report: Mix of cat litter, salts caused nuclear-dump mishap

    An incompatible combination of nitrate salts and organic cat litter is to blame for a mishap that forced the closure of the nation's only underground nuclear waste repository, according to findings released Thursday by an independent team of experts from national laboratories around the country. The technical team was charged by the U.S. ...


    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

  • DOE Issues Final RFP for Idaho Cleanup Project Core

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued the final Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Idaho Cleanup Project (ICP) Core procurement. At the end of this contract the majority of cleanup will be complete in Idaho and remaining nuclear materials will be in safe storage. The ICP Core contract is a performance based contract type that includes Cost-Plus-Incentive-Fee (CPIF) Contract Line Item ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Bertin Technologies acquires Saphymo strengthening instrumentation and systems division for nuclear, defense and environment

    Bertin Technologies, a subsidiary of the French industrial group CNIM1, finalized the takeover of the Saphymo Group, a French leader in systems for detecting and monitoring ionizing radiation. As a result, it has strengthened its scientific instrumentation and systems division and become the only French industrialist to offer a full range that covers both: detection and identification of ...


    By Bertin Instruments

  • Energy Department Announces Achievement of Major Cleanup Milestone at Savannah River Site

    Today, the Department of Energy reached a major milestone in efforts to clean up the Cold War legacy at the Savannah River Site (SRS) in South Carolina, and took a step forward to closing additional radioactive tanks at the site. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz signed a determination today that allows SRS to complete cleanup and closure of the underground liquid waste tanks in the H Tank Farm as ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • EM’s Exhibit Attracts International Attention

    EM recently showcased its work in safeguards for nuclear and radioactive material transportation for the world to see in a joint effort with the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). “This symposium enhances EM’s profile in safeguards, safety, and security in the transport of radioactive and nuclear materials throughout the DOE complex,” said Dr. James ...


    By US Department of Energy

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