nuclear material handling News

  • 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

  • Torque about improving handling accuracy

    Dry bulk handling is en route to becoming a precision science with a level of control previously undreamt of, thanks to 20 years of research and development into digital non-contact torque monitoring. Dry bulk handling is following many other industrial processes that have been redeveloped from a ‘black art’ to a highly accurate and controlled procedure. A generation ago much of industry was in ...


    By Sensor Technology Ltd

  • New Mexico sets deadlines for handling nuke waste

    The federal government's only underground nuclear waste dump remained shuttered Monday and state environment officials said they have set deadlines for the U.S. Department of Energy and its contractor to deal with radioactive waste left above ground at the repository. Dozens of drums and other special containers that have been shipped to the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Navy considers Idaho for site to process nuclear fuel

    The U.S. Navy wants to build a $1.6 billion facility at a federal nuclear site in eastern Idaho to handle spent fuel from the nation's fleet of nuclear-powered warships. The Navy and U.S. Department of Energy are taking public comments through Aug. 10 on a draft environmental impact statement for the jointly operated Naval Nuclear Propulsion ...


    By Associated Press

  • Navy considers Idaho for site to process nuclear fuel

    The U.S. Navy wants to build a $1.6 billion facility at a federal nuclear site in eastern Idaho to handle spent fuel from the nation's fleet of nuclear-powered warships. The Navy and U.S. Department of Energy are taking public comments through Aug. 10 on a draft environmental impact statement for the jointly operated Naval Nuclear Propulsion ...


    By Associated Press

  • Subsea robot dives into nuclear clean-up

    A robotic arm used in underwater environments in the oil and gas industry will be helping Dounreay workers clean out radioactive cells. The manipulator will segregate and package up low and intermediate level waste removed from inside concrete cells as the clean-up of the materials test reactor reprocessing plant gathers pace. The cells contained tanks and pipework which became contaminated ...

  • University finds metal sulfide solution for nuclear waste

    Nuclear power has advantages, but, if this method of making power is to be viable long term, discovering new solutions to radioactive waste disposal and other problems are critical. Otherwise nuclear power is unlikely to become mainstream. A team of Northwestern University chemists is the first to focus on metal sulfide materials as a possible source for nuclear waste remediation methods. Their ...


    By Northwestern University

  • Nuclear Responder Robots Market Forecasts to 2019

    Nuclear Response Robots: Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2013 to 2019 research report has 503 pages, 184 tables and figures and says worldwide markets are poised to achieve significant growth as automated process is put in place to provide nuclear power capability worldwide. These responder robots are evolving a new core technology in which all participants in the industry ...


  • PaR Systems hosts nuclear strategy roundtable

    PaR Systems, Inc. announces they are holding a Nuclear Strategy Roundtable (NSR) on April 16, 2009 in Aiken, South Carolina. As explained by PaR Systems’ CEO Mark Wrightsman, “We chose to hold the Roundtable in Aiken because the Savannah River Site (SRS) is not only at the forefront of nuclear expertise, it is being considered by many as a base from which the Nuclear Renaissance can grow.”The ...


    By PaR Systems, Inc.

  • U.S. Allows Radioactive Materials in Ordinary Landfills

    TAKOMA PARK, Maryland, May 14, 2007 (ENS) - Radioactive materials from nuclear weapons facilities are being released to regular landfills and could get into commercial recycling streams, finds a report issued today by the nonprofit Nuclear Information and Resource Service, NIRS. Radioactive scrap, concrete, equipment, asphalt, plastic, wood, chemicals, and soil are placed in ordinary landfills, ...

  • Metal sulfides could help clean up nuclear waste

    A number of materials and methods are available to dispose of harmful nuclear waste, but scientists continue to search for improved storage options. New research has identified materials, known as layered metal sulfides, that could help clean up liquid nuclear waste. These materials have unique properties, making them stable and useful over a wide range of conditions with considerable ...

  • Nuclear safety experts recover stray radioactive sources in Nigeria

    At the request of the Nigerian government, the IAEA deployed a team of nuclear safety experts to secure and transport several potentially hazardous radioactive sources in the country. Staff from the Agency´s Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Waste Technology department (NEFW) traveled to several different locations within Nigeria to safely recover the radiological sources and ship them in transport ...

  • Japan OKs fuel removal from pool at nuclear plant

    Japanese regulators on Wednesday gave final approval for the removal of fuel rods from an uncontained cooling pool at a damaged reactor building considered the highest risk at a crippled nuclear plant. Removing the fuel rods from the Unit 4 cooling pool is the first major step in a decommissioning process that is expected to last decades at ...


    By Associated Press

  • US energy department faulted for mishandling Hanford nuclear waste

    The US Department of Energy doesn't know enough about the condition and contents of millions of gallons of radioactive and hazardous wastes stored in tanks at its Hanford Site in Washington state to make good decisions about cleanup and costs, according to a new report by Congress's investigative agency. The findings issued by the US General Accountability Office are the latest in a string of ...

  • Real-time control drives efficiency into dry bulk handling operations

    Dry bulk cargos have to be loaded and unloaded quickly, efficiently, cost effectively and safely if shipping operations are to be profitable. The processes have long been mechanised, but by harnessing the power of computers to monitor the handling equipment, operational performance can be improved, scheduling for maintenance can be optimised and billing of customers can become automated. Tony ...


    By Sensor Technology Ltd

  • 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

  • Baling technology strengthens National Nuclear Laboratory’s waste reduction programme

    The world’s leading nuclear research organisation National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) has strengthened its waste reduction programme with investment in a heavy duty waste baler. NNL is globally renowned for its nuclear research, technical development, reactor operations support, and the provision of decommissioning expertise for facilities throughout the UK. ...


    By Riverside Waste Machinery

  • Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chooses Kleane Kare for Operations & Maintenance

    Kleane Kare, an award-winning and eco-friendly custodial company based in Richmond, Virginia, recently added the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to its list of clients. The NRC is an independent government agency located in Rockville, Maryland that oversees reactor safety and management, the use of nuclear materials and the handling of nuclear waste. Adding yet another esteemed company to ...


  • Japan nuclear plant probes leak from new tank

    Workers at a crippled Japanese nuclear plant are investigating why highly radioactive water leaked from a new storage tank, amid concerns that the problem could further hamper cleanup efforts. The Fukushima Dai-ichi plant suffered multiple meltdowns after a massive earthquake and tsunami in March 2011 knocked out power. It is currently using a fragile makeshift cooling system that creates large ...


    By Associated Press

  • Brattle Economists Recommend Implementing A U.S. Federal Dry Storage Program For Spent Nuclear Fuel By 2020

    Following the August 7, 2012 decision by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to suspend approving nuclear license extensions until it has taken a deeper look at the safety of on-site spent nuclear fuel, economists at The Brattle Group have released a new study examining the appropriate size, pace, and economics of a new federal spent fuel handling program in the United States. The report recommends ...


    By The Brattle Group

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