airborne radioactive News

  • NPL launches new guide with Airborne Radioactivity Monitoring Users` Group

    The guide, which was written in collaboration with the radiation user community, describes recommended procedures for the examination, testing and calibration of tritium-in-air monitoring equipment, to comply with the legal requirements set by the Ionising Radiations Regulations 1999. Because some types of tritium-in-air monitors are either installed or not readily transportable, it is necessary ...

  • EMSL Analytical Receives Radioactive Materials License

    The nation’s leading asbestos testing laboratory now offers services to analyze radioactive asbestos samples. EMSL Analytical is pleased to announce that they are now accepting samples for polarized light microscopy (PLM) for radioactive asbestos samples.  The laboratory recently secured their Radioactive Materials License that allows the laboratory to possess these types of samples. ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • The UK’S only low level radioactive waste repository chooses MP5

    The Low Level Waste Repository (LLWR) is the principal national disposal facility for low level radioactive waste in the UK. The Repository plays a key role in delivering the UK's nuclear decommissioning strategy for site owners - the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority NDA. Originally disposal of waste was based on landfill practices, with waste being tipped into clay-based trenches (7 in total) ...


    By EHS Data Limited

  • Feds to clean site of 1976 `Atomic Man` accident

    Workers are preparing to enter one of the most dangerous rooms on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation - the site of a 1976 blast that exposed a technician to a massive dose of radiation, leading to him being nicknamed the "Atomic Man." Harold McCluskey was working in the room when a chemical reaction caused a glass glove box to explode. He was exposed to the highest dose of radiation from the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Japanese Baby Formula Recalled Due to Elevated Radiation Levels

    The prominent Japanese food and candy maker Meiji Co. is voluntarily recalling its canned powdered milk product for infants after radiation was detected, reports the Washington Post. The company found levels of radioactive cesium that were lower than the limit imposed by the government, but Meiji Co. is pulling their products from shelves as a precautionary measure.   Testing ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Workers Prepare to Safely Enter One of Hanford Site’s Most Hazardous Rooms

    When workers enter the hazardous, historic McCluskey Room at the Hanford site this summer, they will be safer due to their preparation and involvement in planning and training for the job. The McCluskey ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Explosive hazwaste removed from Massachusetts superfund site

    A time critical removal action was started by federal authorities this week at the Nuclear Metals, Inc. Superfund site in Concord Massachusetts to remove containers of hazardous substances that pose a risk of fire or explosion and radioactive substances. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, undertook the action at the request of the Concord Fire Department which expressed concern ...

  • Radiation detected near New Mexico nuke site

    Four days after a radiation alert shut the nation's only underground nuclear waste repository, an independent monitoring center said Wednesday it found radioactive isotopes in an air sensor about a half mile from the southeastern New Mexico plant. A filter from a monitor northwest of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad had trace ...


    By Associated Press

  • Review of OSHA`s Lead Standard Finds it Effective

    A review by OSHA of its Lead in Construction Standard indicates the standard has helped reduce blood lead levels among construction workers, thereby reducing the incidence of lead-related disease.In addition, the lookback review also found the standard has not had a negative economic impact on business, is not overly complex and does not conflict with other regulations. However, OSHA ...

  • $1.27 million sole-source contract will employ ABCOV method

    A-Conversion, LLC, a privately-held New York firm, was given a Department of Defense contract to construct a transportable, modular, asbestos conversion system for field deployment at its installations using the ABCOV Method to destroy its asbestos. The sole-source $1.27 million contract, awarded by the Pentagon’s Contracting Command of Excellence, will employ the patented ABCOV Method, a ...


    By ABCOV Companies , LLC

  • US Nuclear Corp announces aerial radiation detection

    US Nuclear Corp is proud to announce the Aerial Radiation Detection instruments of the DroneRAD system.  In this time of multiple threats to our security: dirty bombs; cyber crime; shooters in public places; homemade bombs; misinformation; etc. we feel extremely vulnerable; perhaps more vulnerable than ever before.  With the advent of Drone technology now ...


    By Technical Associates

  • Crews Make First Entry into McCluskey Room for Final Cleanup at Hanford Site

    Workers are cleaning up one of the most hazardous rooms at the Hanford site: the “McCluskey Room,” named after a worker who was injured there in a Cold War accident. Watch a video of one of the first entries ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Use of DeconGel® for Beryllium cleanup wins ESS&H achievement award

    CBI Polymers, a subsidiary of Cellular Bioengineering, Inc., is pleased to announce that National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) and Safety and Ecology Corporation (SEC) have won the Environmental, Security, Safety and Health (ESS&H) Achievement Award in recognition of their innovative use of DeconGel® as a beryllium decontamination technique for the mitigation and abatement of ...


    By KT Chemicals, Inc.

  • MP5 EHS data mangement system used to manage data at the UK`s Low Level Radioative Waste repository in Cumbria, UK

    The Low Level Waste Repository (LLWR) is the principal national disposal facility for low level radioactive waste in the UK. The Repository plays a key role in delivering the UK's nuclear decommissioning strategy for site owners the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority NDA.Originally disposal of waste was based on landfill practices, with waste being tipped into clay-based trenches (7 in total) and ...


    By EHS Data Limited

  • Helping protect the Mediterranean Sea from waste pollution

    The European Commission and the European Investment Bank today are presenting the results of a study on potential investments addressing pollution hotspots in Southern and Eastern Mediterranean countries. The study, undertaken as part of the Commission's Horizon 2020 Initiative designed to tackle the major sources of Mediterranean pollution by the year 2020, recognises the need for a programme to ...

  • Solve SEC and CERCLA asbestos liability

    At the same time forward-looking industry leaders are challenged by the uncertainties posed by the rising tide of state and federal environmental regulatory requirements, many utilities are engaged in rear guard actions, fighting the regulatory ghosts of industry practices discontinued decades ago. Until the latter part of the 20th century, the marriage of asbestos and the power industry seemed a ...


    By ABCOV Companies , LLC

  • Solve SEC and CERCLA asbestos liability

    At the same time forward-looking industry leaders are challenged by the uncertainties posed by the rising tide of state and federal environmental regulatory requirements, many utilities are engaged in rear guard actions, fighting the regulatory ghosts of industry practices discontinued decades ago. Until the latter part of the 20th century, the marriage of asbestos and the power industry seemed a ...


    By ABCOV Companies , LLC

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