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  • 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

  • Washington sues feds over safety of nuclear waste tanks

    Washington state is suing the federal government again over cleanup at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation - this time over the danger posed to workers by vapor releases from underground waste-storage tanks. In a federal lawsuit filed in Spokane on Wednesday, state Attorney General Bob Ferguson said the U.S. Department of Energy has known about vapors sickening workers at the site since at least the ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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 power after Fukushima: Facts and figures

    Nuclear power promises clean energy for developing countries. Dave Elliott charts its progress and prospects after the accident at Fukushima. For 60 years, using uranium to generate electricity in nuclear power plants has been promoted as a way to provide cheap, clean energy for a prosperous new world. ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Europe’s nuclear club slows emissions cuts

    The prospect of using nuclear energy appears to deter European countries from adopting renewable technologies such as wind and solar, and from introducing energy efficiency measures. Researchers say they found that countries in Europe intending to build new nuclear power stations have a poorer record of reducing their carbon emissions than those that have rejected the technology. Europe has a ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Frost & Sullivan: Nuclear Power on Top of European Energy Agenda, despite Embargoes

    The aftermath of Fukushima has raised two key questions in Europe. One: is nuclear power with its attendant waste and safety issues worth having? And, two: can Europe, in the absence of nuclear power generation, reduce its dependency on oil and gas imports and meet its climate targets? New analysis from Frost & Sullivan ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Pilot Test of GE’s Non-Thermal Brine Concentrator Technology Reveals Nearly 100 Percent Water Recovery in Bottling Plant

    GE (NYSE: GE) has successfully demonstrated breakthrough water treatment technology that virtually eliminates any water losses in ingredient water production. In a recent pilot study at a major global beverage company in Asia, ...


    By General Electric

  • Using lasers to detect explosives and hazardous waste

    A soldier in a humvee aims a portable device at an abandoned car 50 meters away (more than 150 feet). Pressing a button, a laser in the device fires. She reads a screen, and beckons her patrol to move away quickly. In a lab, a technician is inserting a fragment of a toy into a sample case, inserting it into a machine, and pressing a button. He inserts one fragment after another—each test takes ...

  • Monitors arrive after radioactive waste site fire in Nevada

    Radiation wasn't immediately detected during fly-overs of a burned trench containing long-buried radioactive waste at a commercial disposal site in rural southern Nevada, state and federal officials said Monday. Ground testing was scheduled next, headed by a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency radiological emergency team sent to the site about ...


    By Associated Press

  • Inland Brine Disposal Wetlands Innovation Project wins Water & Wastes Digest`s 2016 Top Project

    Water industry publication, Water & Wastes Digest (W&WD), has selected the CH2M-designed Inland Brine Disposal Wetlands Innovation Project in Goodyear, Arizona, as its 2016 Top Project. Selected by W&WD editorial staff, the award recognizes the most innovative and remarkable water or wastewater projects in the U.S. that were in the design or construction phase over the past 18 months. ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Perma-fix announces agreement to sell Tulsa Industrial waste facility for US$1.5m

    Perma-Fix Environmental Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: PESI) today announced a definitive agreement to sell substantially all of the assets of Perma-Fix Treatment Services, Inc., one of the Company's Industrial Segment facilities located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to A Clean Environment Company, Inc. ('ACE') for approximately $1.5 million in cash, subject to certain working capital adjustments, and the ...

  • ASTM C1571 - 03(2012) Standard Guide for Characterization of Radioactive and/or Hazardous Wastes for Thermal Treatment

    This guide identifies methods to determine the physical and chemical characteristics of a variety of hazardous and/or radioactive wastes including heavy metal contaminated wastes. These wastes can be in the physical form of sludges (wet or dry), spent waste water filter aids, waste water filter cakes, incinerator ashes (wet or dry), incinerator ...


    By ASTM International

  • Joint Chamber of Industry and Commerce stand at the International Trade Fair for Waste Management and Environmental Technology

    Special offer for SMEs from the North Rhine-Westphalian Chambers of Industry and Commerce at Entsorga-Enteco 2006 The Chambers of Industry and Commerce (IHK) of North Rhine-Westphalia have come up with a new offer for small and medium-sized companies at Entsorga-Enteco 2006 — International Trade Fair for Waste Management and Environmental Technology (24th to 27th October 2006). These companies ...


    By Koelnmesse GmbH

  • Veteran green says emissions aren’t the only danger

    In the 1970s, Pete Wilkinson was battling to save seals and whales from slaughter and trying to protect the planet from pollution, especially the dumping of nuclear waste. Today, at the age of 67, he is still campaigning − and sometimes taking on his former colleagues. This is because Wilkinson believes that some pressing environmental problems have been neglected as more and more resources ...


    By Climate News Network

  • New Mexico radiation leak raises concerns

    The radiation exposure of at least 13 workers at a nuclear dump in a New Mexico salt bed more than 2,000 feet below the ground has brought new attention to the nation's long struggle to find places to dispose of tons of Cold War-era waste. The above-ground radiation release that exposed the workers during a night shift two weeks ago shut down the facility as authorities investigate the cause and ...


    By Associated Press

  • Centres of excellence and the role universities play

    Rolls Royce, the global power systems company, made an announcement last month about the opening of two University Technology Centres - Centres of Excellence - dedicated to nuclear technology at the Imperial College London and the University of Manchester.   This was indeed good news for the people around the world who believe in the capabilities of nuclear energy for generating safe, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Site`s groundwater, soil cleanup working

    The effort to clean up soil and groundwater contamination at the nation's only plant for assembling and disassembling nuclear weapons has been effective so far and will continue for years, according to the first five-year review of the site. Pantex in the Texas Panhandle was added to the national Superfund cleanup list in 1994 because of past site practices that included burning chemicals in ...


    By Associated Press

  • Radiation Safety & Control Services Helps Oil and Gas Drilling Companies Balance Production and Environmental Protection

    Radiation Safety & Control Services (RSCS) now provides consulting services to the oil and natural gas industry on the safe handling and disposal of radioactive materials brought to the surface during drilling and fracking activities. RSCS helps energy companies ensure these radioactive materials do not contaminate the environment, and comply with regulations for managing and transporting ...


    By PRWeb

  • Hydrogen monitors receive UOP approval

    Quantitech Limited is delighted to announce that H2scan (USA), the developer and manufacturer of hydrogen-specific detectors and monitors, has been added to Honeywell UOP’s Schedule A. This concludes seven years of testing and validation of H2scan’s technology at customer sites and pilot plants. Quantitech's Keith Golding says "This is an exciting development because it will ...


    By Quantitech Ltd

  • DOE Extends CH2M HILL`s Idaho Cleanup Project Contract for 3 Years

    CH2M HILL, a global full-service consulting, design, construction, and operations firm, has received confirmation that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced today that the CH2M-WG Idaho, LLC (CWI) contract for operations management and decommissioning at the US DOE's Idaho National Laboratory in eastern Idaho has been extended for three years. CWI's period of performance on the ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

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