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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Sellafield mistakenly dumps low-level radioactive waste in landfill

    Nuclear decommissioner Sellafield mistakenly dumped five bin bags of low-level radioactive waste at a local landfill site on 12 April. Although an initial analysis has found no environmental implications, as a result of the incident Sellafield has suspended the disposal of bagged process wastes until further investigations have been carried out. According to Sellafield, the 30kg of waste were ...

  • 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

  • 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, ...

  • 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 ...

  • Waste, or energy resource?

    A panel of nuclear power experts met on Monday at MIT to discuss how to address nuclear waste recycling or disposal, which many analysts consider the biggest obstacle to building a new generation of nuclear power plants across America. The meeting, convened by Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), came on the heels of last week's decision by the Obama administration to end the planning for Yucca Mountain, ...

  • 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 Foundation

  • 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

  • Research and Markets: Waste: A Handbook for Management

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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

  • 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 ...

  • Proposal would allow shale gas waste on barges

    The U.S. Coast Guard is seeking public comments on a proposal that would allow barges to transport shale gas wastewater, a drilling byproduct that can include chemicals, radioactive material and heavy metals. Some states, such as Texas, have large numbers of underground wells where the wastewater can be disposed. But Pennsylvania - where a recent boom in shale gas drilling is producing tens of ...


    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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • A&WMA presents Conference on Thermal Treatment Technologies & Hazardous Waste Combustors

    The Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) will present the International Conference on Thermal Treatment Technologies & Hazardous Waste Combustors, May 17-20, 2010, in San Francisco, CA. “For nearly 30 years, this conference has provided industry professionals with the latest research and information on waste treatment technologies,” said Mike Kelly, A&WMA Executive Director. ...

  • 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 ...

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