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  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Washington nuke waste tanks flawed?

    While one of the newer double-walled nuclear waste storage tanks at a Washington state complex has leaked, six others have "significant construction flaws" that could lead to additional leaks, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. The 28 double-walled tanks at Hanford nuclear waste complex hold some of the worst radioactive waste at the nation's most contaminated nuclear ...


    By Associated Press

  • Nuclear regulators to review environmental modelling for radiation safety

    Issues of radiation safety and environmental protection go hand in hand. At the IAEA last week, experts from 40 countries examined the transfer of radionuclides to plant and animal life, to improve how risks are assessed and ultimately reduced. 'All nuclear facilities and uranium mines, in their day-to-day activities, release some amount of radioactive effluents into the environment, transferring ...

  • Ram Flat

    RAM FLAT Compactors allow their users to significantly reduce their costs to dispose of hazardous and radioactive waste. This is done by reducing the volume of the waste by compacting the material right into the drum. Only interested in crushing empty drums? No problem. Some of the RAM FLAT Compactor models are designed specifically to crush empty drums into metal pancakes. But ...


    By S&G Enterprises, Inc.

  • Feds Offer $60 Million to Jumpstart Nuclear Fuel Recycling

    WASHINGTON, DC - The Department of Energy, DOE, will pay up to $60 million by the end of 2008 to nuclear industry experts who can provide the conceptual design of an initial nuclear fuel recycling center and advanced recycling reactor as part of the Bush administration's Global Nuclear Energy Partnership, GNEP. Under GNEP, President George W. Bush plans to have nations with 'secure, advanced ...

  • Thermal analysis review

    In November 2013, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s Radioactive Waste Management Directorate (RWMD) informed my Department of a modelling error in their assessments of the on-site cooling time required for spent fuel from new nuclear reactors before it could be placed in an off-site Geological Disposal Facility (GDF). RWMD subsequently corrected the error and published revisions of ...

  • Quite smart - The new UNTHA shredder XR3000R

    "Smart and reliable solutions tend to be the most cost-saving ones over the long run ..." Robust and efficient, simple and safe to operate, low maintenance and energy efficient. The focus is on the new UNTHA shredder XR3000R – tested and ...


    By UNTHA Shredding Technology

  • EU reaches agreement on Directive on the protection of the environment through criminal law

    Within the EU Council and under the co-decision procedure with the European Parliament, the Slovenian Presidency has succeeded in reaching agreement at first reading on the Directive on the protection of the environment through criminal law. “The adoption of the Directive is a great success for the Slovenian Presidency, as well as for the Member States and the European Parliament. Consensus on ...

  • The AVA Know-how and experiences

    Applications in the environmental technology are a particular strength of AVA. With more than 20 years of expertise in mixing, drying, evaporating and process technology, AVA is an innovation leader for numerous applications. For the environmental industry, heavy-duty designs and associated long-life cycle are the outstanding properties of the AVA equipment. Under the slogan ‚Diversity ...


    By AVA - Huep GmbH u. Co. KG

  • Department of Energy announces $39 million to strengthen university-led nuclear energy research and development

    The Department of Energy today announced that it has awarded up to $39 million in research grants aimed at developing cutting-edge nuclear energy technologies and training and educating the next generation of leaders in the U.S. nuclear industry.   Speaking at the U.S. Department of Energy’s annual Nuclear Energy University Programs (NEUP) workshop in Chicago, Assistant Secretary ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • On-site water treatment service from Tangent Environmental Technologies cuts costs

    After more than two decades in the global oil patch, Stuart Snydmiller thinks the future for his start-up firm is in water, not petroleum. Or at least waste water.Tangent Environmental Technologies, owned with brother Jason and others, has taken existing technologies and put them together into a package that offers huge savings for drilling firms and any industrial operation that needs to ...


    By One Eye Industries Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • EnergySolutions Board of Directors Appoints Director David Lockwood President and Chief Executive Officer

    EnergySolutions (NYSE: ES) -- The Board of Directors of EnergySolutions, Inc., a leading provider of services to the global nuclear industry, announced today that it has appointed David Lockwood, a seasoned operating executive and current Board member, as Chief Executive Officer and President of the Company. Mr. Lockwood succeeds Val John Christensen, who will remain a strategic advisor to the ...


    By EnergySolutions

  • Market of Nuclear Reactor Decommissioning Set for Surge as Half of World’s Reactors to Shut by 2030

    Approximately half of the world’s nuclear reactors are expected to be closed by 2030, creating a substantial market for the commercial nuclear reactor decommissioning industry in the years to come, states a new report on Nuclear Reactor Decommissioning Industry. According to the report “Nuclear Reactor Decommissioning Industry - Global Market Size and Competitive Landscape Analysis to ...

  • Charles Hendry`s speech to the NIA Conference: The road to final investment decisions

    Introduction: Energy policy This has been an eventful year for the nuclear power and the energy landscape as a whole. The unprecedented events in Japan and the impact of the earthquake and tsunami on the Fukushima nuclear power plant has raised the profile of nuclear safety and led to questions around the world about the need for nuclear. But over the last 15 months there have also been a ...

  • EU Plans Steep Emissions Cuts to Avert Climate Disaster

    BRUSSELS, Belgium (ENS) - The European Commission today intensified its campaign to limit global warming with a new Energy Policy for Europe to fight climate change and boost the energy security and competitiveness of the EU's 27 member countries. The Commission, Europe's executive branch of government, warned that if left unchecked, global warming is likely to trigger regional ...

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