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  • CONFIDENTIAL WASTE GOES NUCLEAR

    Blackburn based Neales Waste Management have just taken delivery of their new MDS25GTX Mobile Document Shredder for use at British Nuclear Group (BNG), Sellafield as part of their ongoing waste management programme. The truck was supplied by Global Recycling Solutions who are the UK and European distributors for Shred Tech’s range of both static and mobile shredders Having extensively tested ...

  • Nuclear waste in my backward? Fine

    Gender and economics effects on nuclear acceptance and awareness Researchers in Finland have found that acceptance of the site of a spent nuclear fuel repository can depend on gender and economic background. Writing in the International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management, the team reports that affluent men more often have a positive opinion on the location of such ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • Government consults on nuclear waste policy

    Decommissioning Dounreay generates a variety of different wastes that need to be managed carefully to protect the public and environment from harm. Some of this waste is radioactive. The most hazardous form of radioactive waste generated at Dounreay is known as intermediate-level waste and comes from a variety of redundant plant such as nuclear reactors, fuel reprocessing and laboratories. A key ...

  • Leak confirmed at nuclear waste dump in New Mexico

    Federal officials Thursday confirmed a leak of nuclear waste at a southeastern New Mexico repository, but it could be weeks before workers can safely access the underground dump to determine what happened. The release of radiation from the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant poses no public health threat, officials emphasized, but the state environment secretary said he was concerned with the lag in ...


    By Associated Press

  • Experts embrace new US strategy on nuclear waste

    The re-awakening of a United States strategy to bury nuclear waste deep underground has won the support of experts, who claim it has always been the best option for dealing with the country’s growing nuclear waste stores. Prachi Patel's article, "United States launches new direction to manage nuclear waste", ...


    By Cambridge University

  • Cameras penetrate underground nuclear waste store

    Two remotely-operated cameras have sent back video and photos of the intermediate-level radioactive waste stored in Dounreay’s wet silo. The images will give the silo decommissioning team a better idea of the condition of the silo and its cargo of waste. The silo is an underground concrete-lined, two-compartment vault where approximately 500 cubic metres of active waste was sent for storage over ...

  • Nuclear waste problems start gold rush

    There are not many jobs you could take on at the beginning of your working life and know they would still be nowhere near completed by the time you retired. But decommissioning the world’s nuclear power plants is one of them. The estimates of the amounts of money involved in keeping old nuclear plants safe and dismantling them are so large that they are almost beyond comprehension − ...


    By Climate News Network

  • 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 waste burial debate produces odd alliances

    Ordinarily, a proposal to bury radioactive waste in a scenic area that relies on tourism would inspire "not in my backyard" protests from local residents - and relief in places that were spared. But conventional wisdom has been turned on its head in the Canadian province of Ontario, where a publicly owned power company wants to entomb waste from its nuclear plants 2,230 feet below the surface and ...


    By Associated Press

  • US nuclear waste repository foes speak out

    A dozen national organizations, joined by 68 state and local grassroots groups from across the country, filed comments with the U.S. Department of Energy Thursday in opposition to the high-level radioactive waste repository planned for Yucca Mountain, Nevada. The groups also oppose shipping thousands of tons of nuclear waste through 45 states to Yucca Mountain located 90 miles northwest of Las ...

  • Nuclear waste burial debate produces odd alliances

    Ordinarily, a proposal to bury radioactive waste in a scenic area that relies on tourism would inspire "not in my backyard" protests from local residents - and relief in places that were spared. But conventional wisdom has been turned on its head in the Canadian province of Ontario, where a publicly owned power company wants to entomb waste from its nuclear plants 2,230 feet below the surface and ...


    By Associated Press

  • New Mexico lobbying to be storage site for nuclear waste

    New Mexico is touting a rural area in the southeastern part of the state as an interim storage site for the country's high-level nuclear waste, according to a letter issued by Gov. Susana Martinez earlier this month. The governor reached out to the Obama administration in a letter to Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. In the April 10 letter, which was obtained by the Santa Fe New Mexican ( ...


    By Associated Press

  • International Review - a Milestone in the Nuclear Waste Issue

      An international review team appointed by the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) and commissioned by the Swedish government has reviewed SKB's application to build a final repository for spent nuclear fuel at Forsmark. Their conclusion is that the SKB safety analysis provides a satisfactory and credible platform for the licensing process. The review has been in progress for ...


  • Questions & Answers: Safety standards for nuclear waste disposal

    Why is the Commission proposing the Directive? More than 50 years after the first nuclear power plant become operational (1956 Calder Hall, UK), there are still no final repositories for nuclear waste in the whole European Union. Some Member States such as Sweden, Finland and France are in the planning phase. To minimize the risk of contamination, the EU is proposing high safety standards ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • Nuclear Decommissioning and Waste Management Conference, Manchester, UK

    “The Government are funding the largest ever amount of expenditure on the UK civil nuclear clear-up programme.” Lord Hunt of Kings Heath, Minister of State, DECC It is estimated that over £70 billion will be spent decommissioning civil nuclear sites Due to the success of our Nuclear New Build conference in January there is a new conference launch for the nuclear sector from C5. We have ...


    By C5 Communications Limited

  • Geological disposal of high-level nuclear waste feasible

    There is a scientific consensus that safe geological disposal of high-level nuclear waste is technically feasible, while public acceptance has still not been achieved in most Member States. The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has analysed the state of the art of science, technology and procedures needed across the EU for implementation. It has identified no major conceptual or ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • Underground lab tackles Japan nuclear waste issue

    Reindeer farms and grazing Holstein cows dot a vast stretch of rolling green pasture here on Japan's northern tip. Underground it's a different story. Workers and scientists have carved a sprawling laboratory deep below this sleep dairy town that, despite government reassurances, some of Horonobe's 2,500 residents fear could turn their neighborhood into a nuclear waste storage site. "I'm ...


    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

  • 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

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