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  • MHI Begins Installation of Radioactive Waste Storage Facility Equipment at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station

    Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHI) has begun installation work of a radioactive waste storage facility equipment, which will temporarily store radioactive waste (sludge) generated in the processing of radiation-tainted water, at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station operated by Tokyo Electric Power Company Inc. (TEPCO). TEPCO is currently taking various measures towards restoration after ...

  • New Mexico sets deadlines for handling nuke waste

    The federal government's only underground nuclear waste dump remained shuttered Monday and state environment officials said they have set deadlines for the U.S. Department of Energy and its contractor to deal with radioactive waste left above ground at the repository. Dozens of drums and other special containers that have been shipped to the ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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, ...

  • 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 ...

  • Nuclear safety experts recover stray radioactive sources in Nigeria

    At the request of the Nigerian government, the IAEA deployed a team of nuclear safety experts to secure and transport several potentially hazardous radioactive sources in the country. Staff from the Agency´s Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Waste Technology department (NEFW) traveled to several different locations within Nigeria to safely recover the radiological sources and ship them in transport ...

  • 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 Foundation

  • 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 ...


    By PRWeb

  • Report: Feds to exceed costs for cleaning up nuke waste

    The cost of cleaning up radioactive waste at one of the federal government's premier nuclear laboratories has already exceeded expectations and more cost overruns are expected, according to a report released Mondayby a government watchdog. The National Nuclear Security Administration spent about $931 million as of the end of the last fiscal year ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Carillion joint venture celebrates business excellence award with Sellafield Ltd

    Carillion’s joint venture with Jacobs and Atkins (ACKtiv Nuclear), working as part of an integrated Sellafield Limited project team, has been awarded Sellafield’s Business Excellence Award 2014 for teamwork on the First Generation Magnox Storage Pond (FGMSP) Bulk Sludge & Fuel Retrievals (BS&FR) project at Sellafield, Cumbria in the United Kingdom. The project also won the ...


    By Carillion Plc

  • Removal of building crane important step in demolition

    A building crane in one of Dounreay’s shut-down facilities became a waste package itself when a much larger crane reached in through the roof and lifted it off its rails. The decontamination and waste handling facility, code named D1207, was built to serve Dounreay’s chemical plants and the next door Vulcan site. The electrical overhead travelling (EOT) gantry crane, which had a 7.5 ton capacity, ...

  • Energy Northwest Fined for Hazwaste at Nuclear Power Plant

    RICHLAND, Washington, October 5, 2007 (ENS) - The Washington State Department of Ecology issued a $120,000 penalty and administrative order Thursday to the Energy Northwest Columbia Generating Station for violations of hazardous waste management regulations. While Columbia is the only commercial nuclear power plant in the Pacific Northwest, the violations were not related to the ...

  • IES Awarded Design/Build Contract for Chemical Weapon Destruction

    ATLANTA - Integrated Environmental Services, (IES), announced today that the French Ministry of the Interior (MOI) has awarded the Atlanta-based company a contract to design and build equipment capable of destroying chemical munitions used during World War I. IES was selected to execute a two-phase effort that will result in delivery of an innovative transportable system capable of processing ...

  • Kurion Names David Brockman Deputy Chief Operating Officer

    Kurion, Inc., an innovator in nuclear, mixed and hazardous waste management, announced today the appointment of David Brockman to Deputy Chief Operating Officer. Brockman will lead the operations at the company’s Technology Development Center in Richland, Washington. Additionally, he will work closely with the Department of Energy (DOE) community on finding ways that Kurion can help the ...


    By Kurion, Inc.

  • Take this jar shelve it

    If there is something that all laboratories have in common, it is bottles and bottles of chemicals. And if we are not diligent in handling and storing these bottles properly, problems will arise. Those problems can run the gamut from mildly inconvenient to life-threateningly serious. Keep reading to learn how to avoid mishaps from mishandled chemicals. Previous articles laid the groundwork for ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Solve SEC and CERCLA asbestos liability

    At the same time forward-looking industry leaders are challenged by the uncertainties posed by the rising tide of state and federal environmental regulatory requirements, many utilities are engaged in rear guard actions, fighting the regulatory ghosts of industry practices discontinued decades ago. Until the latter part of the 20th century, the marriage of asbestos and the power industry seemed a ...


    By ABCOV Companies

  • Solve SEC and CERCLA asbestos liability

    At the same time forward-looking industry leaders are challenged by the uncertainties posed by the rising tide of state and federal environmental regulatory requirements, many utilities are engaged in rear guard actions, fighting the regulatory ghosts of industry practices discontinued decades ago. Until the latter part of the 20th century, the marriage of asbestos and the power industry seemed a ...


    By ABCOV Companies

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