radioactive waste News

  • Deep geologic repository for radioactive waste

    The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) has announced the availability of up to $175,000 under its Participant Funding Program to assist groups and individuals to participate in the environmental assessment of Ontario Power Generation's (OPG) proposed facility for the long-term disposal of low and intermediate level radioactive waste in Ontario. To receive funding, successful ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Progress on safe management of radioactive waste

    The Government today published the response to its consultation on how potential sites for geological disposal of higher activity waste in England will be identified and assessed. It also published a Framework document which sets out a high-level description of the desk-based site identification and assessment process and the criteria that will be used. Alongside this, the Government ...

  • Reappointments to the committee on radioactive waste management

    The Chair and twelve members of the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM) have recently been reappointed for a second term of office by sponsor Ministers from the Department of Energy and Climate Change and the devolved administrations for, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Committee plays a key role in providing independent scrutiny and advice to UK Government and devolved ...

  • UK appoints new radioactive waste management committee

    In appointing Dr Rebecca Lunn and Professor Andrew Sloan, Environment Minister Phil Woolas welcomed the skills and experience in hydrogeology and underground engineering that they will bring to the reconstituted Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM). The reconstituted Committee plays a key role in scrutinising Government’s and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s (NDA’s) plans for ...

  • Communities consulted on radioactive waste disposal site

    Government today launched a consultation on a revised proposed process for working with communities in order to agree a site for a Geological Disposal Facility (GDF). The multi-billion pound facility would be used to dispose of higher activity radioactive waste safely underground. This would provide a permanent solution for the disposal of existing legacy waste, and waste from new nuclear power ...

  • Ansto & Battelle sign radioactive waste technology deal

    The Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Organisation's Synroc technology is to be demonstrated as a way to clean up radioactive waste at the United States (US) Idaho National Laboratory. Dr George Collins, ANSTO's Chief of Research, said a US$1.4 million deal was signed between ANSTO Inc (ANSTO's US arm) and Battelle Energy Alliance - the management and operating contractor for the Idaho ...

  • State to investigate radioactive waste site fire in Nevada

    Nevada state officials said Tuesday they don't know what sparked an apparent explosion and fire at a closed commercial radioactive waste dump in a predominantly rural county, but they vowed that the state will handle the investigation and cleanup. "We have the jurisdiction. We have the assets, and that's the course of action," James Wright, state Department of Public Safety chief, said after ...


    By Associated Press

  • Written Ministerial Statement on Management of Radioactive Waste

    THE DESK-BASED IDENTIFICATION AND ASSESSMENT OF POTENTIAL CANDIDATE SITES FOR GEOLOGICAL DISPOSAL – STAGE 4 OF THE MANAGING RADIOACTIVE WASTE SAFELY PROGRAMME LAUNCH OF THE TRIENNIAL REVIEW OF THE COMMITTEE ON RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT (CoRWM) AND PUBLICATION OF STRATEGY ON LOW LEVEL WASTE FROM THE NON NUCLEAR INDUSTRIES I am pleased to inform the House ...

  • The Eighth European Commission Conference on the Management of Radioactive Waste

    The use of nuclear power for the generation of electricity is not the only producer of radioactive waste, it is also produced by many other applications such as industrial tests and radiotherapies. Research on radioactive waste has been a significant area of activity under the 7th Euratom Framework Programme (FP7, 2007-13). The Implementing Geological Disposal Technology Platform (IGD-TP) ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • North Dakota Finds More Radioactive Oil Waste

    North Dakota confirmed Thursday (April 24, 2014) the discovery of a new radioactive dump of waste from oil drilling, and separately a company hired to clean up waste found in February at another location said it removed double the amount of radioactive material originally estimated to be there. The Canadian company hired to clean up the largest dump found so far, located at an abandoned gas ...


    By Associated Press

  • Tank Cleanup at Defense Sites Will Leave Radioactive Waste

    Untitled Document WASHINGTON, DC, - High-level radioactive material will remain in nuclear waste the Department of Energy plans ...

  • EA publishes guidance for landfills taking radioactive waste

    Guidance for landfill operators that want to accept low-level radioactive waste has been published by the Environment Agency (EA). The guidance follows the introduction of a more flexible approach to disposal of such waste last year by the Government. It refers to low-level radioactive waste, like rubble and soil from decommissioned nuclear sites for example. EA strategic policy manager for ...

  • New chair for Committee on Radioactive Waste Management

    Professor Laurence Williams has today been appointed as Chair of the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management. He will take up the post in November 2012, for a period of four years. Professor Williams is currently Professor of Nuclear Safety at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN). Professor Williams has a long and distinguished career in the field of nuclear regulation, including as the ...

  • UK invites communities for discussions on radioactive waste

    Communities interested in finding out more about hosting an underground disposal facility for radioactive waste were invited today to open no-commitment discussions with the Government. A geological disposal facility will provide a permanent solution for our higher activity radioactive waste. Some of this waste is currently in storage but most will only become waste over the next century as ...

  • Laboratory study cuts fracking waste`s radioactivity

    Researchers believe they have found an unlikely way to decrease the radioactivity of some hydraulic fracturing wastewater: Mix it with the hazardous drainage from mining operations. The wastewater is created when some of the chemical-laced water used to fracture thick underground rocks flows back out of the wellbore. The water is tainted with chemicals, toxins and in some parts of the country - ...


    By Associated Press

  • Call for co-ordination on UK’s dysfunctional approach to radioactive waste policies

    The Royal Society has issued a letter urging Government to integrate its strategy for managing stockpiles of separated plutonium into wider energy and radioactive waste management policies. The letter highlights the fact that the UK's civil stockpile of over 100 tonnes of separated plutonium is the largest in the world, yet government strategy for its management is avoidably fragmented, ...


    By Royal Society

  • Sellafield fined £700,000 after incorrect disposal of radioactive waste

    Sellafield Limited has today been fined £700,000 and ordered to pay £72,635.34 in costs at Carlisle Crown Court for sending several bags of radioactive waste to a landfill site in Cumbria. The bags should have been sent to a specialist facility that treats and stores low level radioactive waste. Carlisle Crown Court heard that a number of significant management and operational ...

  • NRC Publishes Strategic Assessment Of Low-Level Radioactive Waste Regulatory Program

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has published the staff’s strategic assessment of the agency’s low-level radioactive waste (LLW) regulatory program, proposing several initiatives to meet impending challenges such as decreased disposal capacity and increased production of LLW as new reactors and other nuclear facilities come online. Those challenges include the anticipated closure to most of the ...

  • The UK’S only low level radioactive waste repository chooses MP5

    The Low Level Waste Repository (LLWR) is the principal national disposal facility for low level radioactive waste in the UK. The Repository plays a key role in delivering the UK's nuclear decommissioning strategy for site owners - the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority NDA. Originally disposal of waste was based on landfill practices, with waste being tipped into clay-based trenches (7 in total) ...


    By EHS Data Ltd.

  • Scottish EPA seeks views on radioactive waste disposal guidance

    The principles and requirements for near-surface disposal facilities dealing with radioactive waste have been set down in a new guidance document being consulted on by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA). As Scotland’s environmental regulator, SEPA is responsible for ensuring that people and the environment are protected both now and in the future. The improved guidance is intended ...

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