contaminated nuclear site News

  • Texas regulators OK expanding nuclear waste site

    Depleted uranium from federal energy facilities can be buried at a nuclear-waste dumping site in West Texas, state regulators decided Wednesday. The 3-0 vote by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality also will triple the Dallas-based Waste Control Specialists facility's capacity of storing low-level radioactive waste from the majority of U.S. states - going from 2.3 million cubic feet to 9 ...


    By Associated Press

  • Texas site begins taking federal nuclear waste

    Republican mega-donor Harold Simmons' remote hazardous waste dump in West Texas began accepting low-level radioactive material Thursday from a federal lab in New Mexico - the latest step in Simmons' vision of a site that accepts all types of waste. The first two containers carrying radioactive waste from Los Alamos National Laboratory ...


    By Associated Press

  • Agreement ensures removing contaminated buildings from nuclear metals superfund site in Concord, Mass.

    A new agreement will set the stage for more work to occur at a Concord, Mass. Superfund site, including the demolition of contaminated buildings which are unsound and need to be removed. The agreement, an Administrative Settlement Agreement between EPA, U.S. Army, U.S. Department of Energy, Textron, Inc. and Whittaker Corporation, outlines responsibilities for $70 million for performance of a ...

  • Dounreay publishes off-site contamination report

    Dounreay today publishes the findings of its investigation into the discovery of a radioactive particle in land adjacent to the licensed site. The investigation report has been distributed to the land-user and nearby residents  following its submission to the Scottish Environment Protection Agency. It can be downloaded ...

  • Survey detects contamination on proposed waste disposal site

    Two small areas of radioactive contamination have been detected during a survey of grazing land adjacent to the former nuclear research site at Dounreay. They were excavated and removed to the site for analysis. One was identified as a 'minor' particle of fast reactor fuel and the other as soil contaminated with radioactivity. The finds were 5-30cm below the surface and covered by vegetation, ...

  • Hanford site treating record amount of contaminated groundwater

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) contractor CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company (CH2M HILL) has exceeded this year’s goal for treating 1.4 billion gallons of contaminated groundwater at the Hanford Site in Washington state. “In the last few years, DOE built three new groundwater treatment facilities, and now we are seeing the results," said Briant Charboneau, Federal Project ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Cleanup Plan Proposed for the Nuclear Metals Site in Concord, Mass.

    EPA has released for public review and comment a proposed cleanup plan for the Nuclear Metals, Inc. Superfund Site, located in Concord, Mass., to address contaminated soil, sediment and groundwater at the Site. EPA has scheduled a public information meeting and a formal public hearing to comment on the plan. The public information meeting will take place on Nov. 12, 2014 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at ...

  • EPA Finalizes Cleanup Plan for the Nuclear Metals Site in Concord, Mass.

    EPA has completed the “Record of Decision” (ROD) for the Nuclear Metals, Inc. Superfund Site, located in Concord, Mass. The ROD outlines a detailed plan for cleaning up contaminated soil, sediment and groundwater at the Site. The ROD explains the various cleanup options chosen by EPA for the Site. EPA selected a cleanup that includes excavation and off-site disposal of sediments and ...

  • Shaw Successfully Mitigating Environmental Impacts at Nuclear Site in Japan

    The Shaw Group Inc. (NYSE: SHAW) today announced that support services contracted by its subsidiary, Shaw Global Services, LLC, are performing as designed to help recovery at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station in Japan. After a tsunami and earthquake hit Japan in March, the Toshiba Corp. led Shaw, Babcock & Wilcox, Westinghouse and Exelon Nuclear ...


  • UN sets up green technology complex in contaminated ship yard site

    Hunters Point Shipyard on California's San Francisco Bay has gone through several rebirths in its more than 100 years of existence. Established as a commercial shipyard in 1870, it was appropriated by the US Navy at the beginning of World War II and became one of the Navy's major shipyards. After the war, it was home to the Naval Radiological Defense Laboratory, the US military's largest ...

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    In less than an hour, find out why the key players in nuclear safety and the major environmental consultancies have chosen Kartotrak to better manage their remediation projects.April 3, 2014 Sign up now for our free webinar  to be held on Thursday, April 3, 2014  from 15:00 to 16:00 pm Paris time ...


    By Geovariances

  • Geovariances offers to achieve a map of your contaminated site for free...

    Do you have available survey samples? Geovariances proposes all those involved in site decommissioning, remediation or monitoring to produce a mapping of the contamination for free using Kartotrak, the software solution dedicated to contaminated site characterization and risk analysis. A life ...


    By Geovariances

  • A modern integrated approach to contaminated site management strategies seminar series

    Project managers, regulators and site owners all face similar challenges: What technologies do I need to first define the hazards associated with my site and second how can I best remediate those hazards? Adventus, ARS, and Columbia are all long-standing and well recognized service providers having, in their respective ways, dealt effectively and efficiently with these challenges on thousands of ...


  • A modern integrated approach to contaminated site management strategies seminar series

    Project managers, regulators and site owners all face similar challenges: What technologies do I need to first define the hazards associated with my site and second how can I best remediate those hazards? Adventus, ARS, and Columbia are all long-standing and well recognized service providers having, in their respective ways, dealt effectively and efficiently with these challenges on thousands of ...


  • Managing Nuclear Information in the Cloud

    The burden of data management for the nuclear power industry is second only to that of managing nuclear material itself. For utilities operating nuclear power plants, deploying a centralized environmental management system to the “Cloud,” and housing all of their data in it, is offering unprecedented opportunities for better monitoring, aggregating and reporting of data. Aggregating ...


    By Locus Technologies

  • PerkinElmer and Leading Japan Universities Announce Results of Collaboration to Detect Contamination from Nuclear Crisis

    PerkinElmer, Inc. (NYSE: PKI), a global leader focused on improving the health and safety of people and the environment, today announced the results of collaborations with ...


    By PerkinElmer, Inc.

  • Kurion Announces Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Contaminated Water Cesium Levels Reduced by More than 40%

    Kurion, Inc., an innovator in nuclear waste management, announced that as of August 17th cesium levels in the contaminated ...


  • 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 ...

  • Nuclear waste dumps threaten environment

    'I carry clean [drinking] water with my truck to the villages upstream almost on a daily basis. I was born here and I remember that in the past the road on this side of the river was closed to traffic. They say that was because of some mines and radioactive waste tailings,' Bakyt told IRIN in Kairygach, about 10-15 minutes' drive from Mailuu-Suu. There are some signs warning about radioactivity ...


    By IRIN

  • Safety key to UK nuclear expansion

    Nuclear regulators in Britain - and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the Environment Agency (EA) - have announced that the first step of ‘Generic Design Assessment’ (GDA) carried out on four designs submitted for new nuclear power stations had found shortfalls at this stage - in terms of safety, security or the environment - that would prevent any of them from ultimately ...

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