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  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • Weather Station Customization for Hazardous Waste Disposal

    Columbia Weather Systems offers software and hardware customization for applications whose weather monitoring requirements aren’t met by our standard systems. US Ecology Idaho is just such a case. The company’s Grand View, Idaho facility treats and disposes hazardous waste, non-hazardous industrial waste and low-activity radioactive ...

  • Fines issued for Radioactive Substances Act breach

    Two companies and an individual who tried to dispose of radioactive waste without authorisation have been fined by Bedford Magistrates’ Court today (Fri) for breaching the Radioactive Substances Act 1993. The radioactive material was in an X-ray Flourescence Meter which belonged to FFEI Ltd (formerly known as Fuji Film Electronic Imaging Ltd) and used at its Peterborough premises until October ...

  • 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, ...

  • MHF Services Awarded Contract by URS Corporation for Radiological Waste Transportation and Disposal

    MHF Services (MHF), a leading provider of packaging, transportation, logistics and technical services, has been awarded a contract by URS Corporation to provide radiological waste transportation and disposal services at five properties adjacent to the former Karnish Instruments Inc. plant in Lock Haven, Clinton County, Pennsylvania. URS Corporation is the prime contractor on an Interim Remedial ...


  • Veolia Environmental Services to Partner with the New York City Department of Sanitation on ‘SAFE’ Disposal Events

    Veolia ES Technical Solutions, LLC, the hazardous waste division of Veolia Environmental Services North America, will partner with the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) and assist with five NYC SAFE Disposal Events in each of the city’s five boroughs this spring. The NYC SAFE (Solvents, Automotive, Flammables and Electronics) Disposal Events will kick ...

  • China: Solid Waste Treatment in Liaoning

    Liaoning province, China's important industrial and raw material base, lies in the south of the country's northeast region. With 14 municipalities and a population of 42 million, the province covers an area of over 150,000 sq. km. The pillar industries in Liaoning include petrochemical, metallurgy, electronics/information technology, and manufacturing. The outputs of these industries are also ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • New Pall Filter Enhances Nuclear Plant Safety and Equipment Reliability

    Pall Corporation (NYSE:PLL) today announced a major advance in nuclear power plant filtration with the launch of a filter that reduces radioactive particulate exposure for ...


    By Pall Corporation

  • China: solid and hazardous waste management

    Solid waste management, including hazardous waste and electronics waste treatment, has become a key environmental priority in China. The lack of adequate waste treatment facilities and decades of poor management practices, particularly with respect to hazardous wastes, have combined to create a serious threat not only to the environment but also to public health. China’s solid waste can be ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Feds want nuclear waste train, but nowhere to go

    The U.S. government is looking for trains to haul radioactive waste from nuclear power plants to disposal sites. Too bad those trains have nowhere to go. Putting the cart before the horse, the U.S. Department of Energy recently asked companies for ideas on how the government should get the rail cars needed to haul 150-ton casks filled with used, radioactive nuclear fuel. They won't be moving ...


    By Associated Press

  • Savannah River Site Achieves Waste Transfer First

    The EM program and its liquid waste contractor at the Savannah River Site (SRS) made history recently by safely transferring radioactive liquid waste from F Tank Farm to H Tank Farm using a central control room. SRS has two tank farms where 37 million ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Blue goo sucks up toxic waste

    (CNNMoney) -- Mopping up radioactive waste is messy work. Ever since an earthquake and a tsunami crippled Japanese nuclear power plants in March, cleanup crews have been struggling to decontaminate the area. Typically, this kind of work is performed with low-tech tools: soap, water, pads, brushes and old-fashioned ...


    By KT Chemicals, Inc.

  • Volume of nuclear waste could be reduced by 90 percent says new research

    Engineers from the University of Sheffield have developed a way to significantly reduce the volume of some higher activity wastes, which will reduce the cost of interim storage and final disposal. The researchers, from the University’s Faculty of Engineering, have shown that mixing plutonium-contaminated waste with blast furnace slag and turning it into glass reduces its volume by 85-95 ...

  • Savannah River Remediation, LLC selected for US$3.3bn liquid waste contract

    The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the award to Savannah River Remediation, LLC as the liquid waste contractor for DOE’s Savannah River Site (SRS) in Aiken, South Carolina. The contract is a cost-plus award-fee contract valued at approximately US$3.3 billion over the entire contract, consisting of a base period of six years, plus an option to extend for up to two additional years. ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • RWM offers free seminars to tackle council waste worries

    What is the secret to PFI success? How can Facebook and Twitter encourage your residents to recycle more? How do you conquer the planning process to minimise delay and achieve a cost effective result? Are macerators the answer to food waste, and what’s the best policy for handling radioactive waste? With an entire seminar theatre dedicated to local authority issues, a new theatre covering waste ...


    By Emap Ltd

  • Conference to Spotlight New e-Waste Management Solutions for Kenya

    A National e-Waste Conference and Exhibition was held in Nairobi, Wednesday, to identify solutions to Kenya's mounting e-waste problem. Focusing on the potential economic and environmental benefits of the responsible management of e-waste, stakeholders discussed ways to reduce the hazards arising from the disposal of electronic equipment in Kenya. Electronic waste is now Kenya's fastest growing ...

  • JSC Contractor Partnership Hosts E-Waste Recycle Event

    On May 7, the Johnson Space Center Contractors (JSC) Environmental Partnership will host an electronic waste (e-waste) recycling event from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will be held in the Space Center Houston parking lot. This event is open and free to the public and allows anyone in the community to dispose of all electronics in an environmentally ...

  • JSC Contractor Partnership Hosts Shredding And E-Waste Event

    On Nov. 5, the Johnson Space Center Contractors Environmental Partnership will host an electronic waste (e-waste) recycling and document shredding event from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Space Center Houston parking lot. This event is open and free to ...

  • Honeywell pleads guilty in Illinois to illegal storage of hazardous waste / corporation sentenced to pay $11.8 million criminal fine

    Honeywell International Inc. pleaded guilty today in federal district court in Benton, Ill., to one felony offense for knowingly storing hazardous waste without a permit in violation of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Honeywell was also sentenced today to pay a criminal fine in the amount of $11.8 million. “The defendant’s illegal storage practices put employees at ...

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