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  • 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

  • Advice for nations pursuing nuclear power

    Lady Barbara Judge delivers 12th Rose Lecture Written by Peter Dunn. You can read the original story in MIT News Lady Barbara Judge has a unique global perspective on nuclear power, combining top-level financial and legal experience with oversight and advisory roles in nuclear energy efforts in the United ...

  • EOS Remediation secures rights for vadose zone remediation by physical and biological means

    EOS Remediation, LLC, a developer and manufacturer of advanced technologies for groundwater restoration, and Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC announced that they have signed an Exclusive Patent License Agreement.  This royalty-based agreement grants EOS Remediation an exclusive world-wide license to manufacture, use, and sell the technology known as VOS™, a “Thixotropic Gel for Vadose Zone ...


    By EOS Remediation, LLC

  • 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

  • Japan delaying cleanup of towns near nuclear plant

    Radiation cleanup in some of the most contaminated towns around Fukushima's nuclear power plant is behind schedule, so some residents will have to wait a few more years before returning, Japanese officials saidMonday. Environment Ministry officials said they are revising the cleanup schedule for six of 11 municipalities in an exclusion zone from ...


    By Associated Press

  • UK new nuclear – 2013 successes and beyond

    Introduction It’s a pleasure to be with you again at this Nuclear Industry Association event to showcase the many benefits that nuclear energy brings to the UK, and to have the opportunity to speak to you all - the people that are instrumental in turning this new nuclear promise into a reality that delivers clean, safe and affordable energy for generations to come. 2013 has ...

  • Leading the way; the UK’s new nuclear renaissance

    Michael Fallon addresses the World Nuclear Association Symposium 2013, London. This is the text of the speech as drafted, which may differ slightly from the delivered version. I am very pleased to be here today at this exciting time for the nuclear new build agenda in the UK. Investing in energy infrastructure is a key part of this Government’s growth agenda and our nuclear ...

  • Department of energy cites savannah river nuclear solutions, LLC for radiation protection and nuclear safety violations

    The U.S. Department of Energy has issued a Preliminary Notice of Violation (PNOV) to Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC (SRNS) for a June 14, 2010, incident that violated DOE's radiation protection and nuclear safety regulations, and has proposed a $243,750 civil penalty. The violations are associated with an incident that occurred while an SRNS worker was performing waste remediation ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Nuclear Energy Insider: Nuclear D&D Supply Chain Conference Sold Out

    Sources at Nuclear Energy Insider state that with the estimated cost of nuclear D&D in the U.S. at over $45.1 billion and the Office of Environmental Management having request $6.1bn in funding for DOE decommissioning projects alone now is the time for decommissioning contractors to become market leaders within this booming industry. The 10 remaining places will sell out this week so ensure ...


    By PRWeb

  • EnergySolutions announces US$19m remedial stewardship contract

    EnergySolutions, Inc. (NYSE:ES) has announced its major role in the clean up of the Asarco Federated Metal Superfund Site in Houston, Texas. EnergySolutions has responsibility for soil remediation at the 20-year old site pursuant to a $19,000,000 contract with Environmental Liability Transfer, Inc. which acquired the site from the Asarco bankruptcy estate. 'It has been very rewarding to work ...


    By EnergySolutions

  • New Environmental Management and Remediation network lauched by the IAEA

    The Environet - The IAEA Network on Environmental Management and Remediation - is being established to work as a facilitator to increase effectiveness and efficiency in the sharing of international experience on good practices for remediation of radiologically contaminated sites. The network is also aimed at introducing the life-cycle approach to nuclear and non-nuclear (NORM) operations in order ...

  • Lawmakers want Corps, not EPA, to remediate landfill

    Four members of Missouri's congressional delegation on Thursday called for the Army Corps of Engineers to take over remediation of the West Lake Landfill site in St. Louis County, saying the Environmental Protection Agency is moving too slowly in addressing concerns about nuclear contamination. Sens. Roy Blunt and Claire McCaskill and Reps. Ann Wagner and William Lacy Clay introduced legislation ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Common soil bacteria could clean up nuclear contamination

    Researchers are studying some common soil bacteria that “inhale” toxic metals and “exhale” them in a non-toxic form. The bacteria might one day be used to clean up toxic chemicals left over from nuclear weapons production decades ago. Using a unique combination of microscopes, researchers at Ohio State University and their colleagues were able to glimpse how the Shewanella oneidensis bacterium ...


  • Heartland Institute Expert Available to Speak About New Nuclear Plant Approvals

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission today approved licenses to build two new nuclear reactors. The plants, which will be in Georgia, are the first to gain government authorization since ...


    By PRWeb

  • Serbian nuclear site needs US$25m to clean up leaking waste

    A global effort to remove dangerous spent fuel and decommission a Soviet-designed Serbian reactor on the outskirts of Belgrade has cleared the second of three major funding hurdles. As part of the Vinča Institute Nuclear Decommissioning (VIND) Programme, the Serbian government and the IAEA recently signed an $8.63 million (EUR 5.46 million) framework agreement with the European Commission to ...

  • Perma-Fix Announces Its 12th Annual Nuclear Waste Management Forum

    Perma-Fix Environmental Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: PESI) today announced it will host its 12th Annual Nuclear Waste Management Forum December 10-13, 2012 in Nashville, TN. This year's forum theme is "U.S. Waste Management Innovation Applied at Home and Abroad." The forum will feature waste management experts who will highlight the significant progress made in cleaning up some of the most ...

  • 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 ...

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