radioactive waste survey News

  • 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

  • Survey detects contamination on proposed waste disposal site

    Two small areas of radioactive contamination have been detected during a survey of grazing land adjacent to the former nuclear research site at Dounreay. They were excavated and removed to the site for analysis. One was identified as a 'minor' particle of fast reactor fuel and the other as soil contaminated with radioactivity. The finds were 5-30cm below the surface and covered by vegetation, ...

  • Idaho aquifer decline could hinder radioactive monitoring

    A continued drop in underground water levels could make it more difficult to monitor the movement of radioactive contamination in an aquifer below an eastern Idaho nuclear facility, scientists say. Researchers with the U.S. Geological Survey in a 36-page report released Monday said the Eastern Snake River Plain Aquifer level has dropped below ...


    By Associated Press

  • Charles Hendry written ministerial statement on the Managing Radioactive Waste Safely Programme 2nd Annual Report

    Charles Hendry MP: Minister of State for Energy I am pleased to announce today the publication of the second annual report of the Government’s Managing Radioactive Waste Safely Programme. The programme is focused on implementing the geological disposal of higher activity radioactive waste. The report shows that we are continuing to make progress across a number of key areas ...

  • Geological report of West Cumbria published as part of managing radioactive waste safely process

    Government today welcomed delivery of an initial geological report for West Cumbria. The study looked at the Copeland and Allerdale areas, where a local Partnership is talking to Government about the siting process for a deep geological disposal facility for nuclear waste. The screening does not show where a facility would eventually be located, but is simply intended to avoid unnecessary work in ...

  • EPA Proposes to Add Radioactive Site in Ridgewood, Queens to its Superfund list of the country’s most hazardous waste sites

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today proposed to add the Wolff-Alport Chemical Company site in the Ridgewood section of Queens, New York to its Superfund list of the country’s most hazardous waste sites. The soil and some nearby sewers are contaminated by residual radioactive contamination from past industrial activities at the site. Testing indicates that there is no immediate ...

  • Survey Probes Hanford Worker Dynamic

    Few of the U.S. Department of Energy workers who are helping build a plant to treat the most dangerous radioactive wastes at a nuclear site in Washington state feel they can openly challenge management decisions, according to a report obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press. The survey conducted by the Energy Department shows only 30 percent of the agency's employees at the Hanford Nuclear ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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

  • Feds seek borehole test for potential hot nuke waste burial

    The federal government plans to spend $80 million assessing whether its hottest nuclear waste can be stored in 3-mile-deep holes, a project that could provide an alternative strategy to a Nevada repository plan that was halted in 2010. The five-year borehole project was tentatively slated to start later this year on state-owned land in rural North Dakota, but it has already been met with ...


    By Associated Press

  • Radiation Safety & Control Services Helps Oil and Gas Drilling Companies Balance Production and Environmental Protection

    Radiation Safety & Control Services (RSCS) now provides consulting services to the oil and natural gas industry on the safe handling and disposal of radioactive materials brought to the surface during drilling and fracking activities. RSCS helps energy companies ensure these radioactive materials do not contaminate the environment, and comply with regulations for managing and transporting ...


  • Clean-up removes 29 `significant` particles from seabed

    More than a hundred fragments of spent nuclear fuel were removed from the seabed in the latest phase of work to clean up and shut down the former nuclear research site at Dounreay. The particles were detected and retrieved by a remotely-operated vehicle that systematically scanned an area of seabed equivalent in size to more than 10 football pitches. ...

  • Dounreay publishes off-site contamination report

    Dounreay today publishes the findings of its investigation into the discovery of a radioactive particle in land adjacent to the licensed site. The investigation report has been distributed to the land-user and nearby residents  following its submission to the Scottish Environment Protection Agency. It can be downloaded ...

  • EPA Adds Radiation Site in Ridgewood Queens, New York to the Superfund List

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has added the Wolff-Alport Chemical Company site in the Ridgewood section of Queens, New York to the federal Superfund list of hazardous waste sites. The soil and nearby sewers were contaminated by radioactive material from past industrial activities at the site. Testing indicates that there is no immediate threat to nearby residents, employees or ...

  • International NORM Conference

    Our TRADEBE and Scotoil team will exhibiting at the International NORM Conference in Aberdeen on the 4th-5th of Nov 2015. On the 5th of Nov, Chris Macey, Commercial Manager - Incineration and Radioactives, will be delivering a presentation about understanding the treatment and disposal options for hazardous, NORM contaminated, and mixed waste. During the conference, our representatives will be ...


    By Tradebe

  • Bechtel Announces Plan to Continue Strengthening WTP Safety Culture

    Bechtel unveiled its comprehensive plan to continue strengthening its commitment to nuclear safety and quality at the Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) project in Washington state. In the plan, the Bechtel leadership team identified the specific actions needed to advance WTP's safety culture. "The plan is an integral part of our approach to ensure WTP will operate safely and ...


    By Bechtel Corporation

  • EPA enters into agreement with Chevron to investigate soil contamination at uranium mine on the Navajo Reservation (AZ, NM)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reached an agreement with Chevron USA Inc. to investigate radium-contaminated soil at the Mariano Lake Mine site, a former uranium mine located on the Navajo Nation near Gallup, New Mexico. The agreement is the latest result of an ongoing effort by EPA and Navajo Nation to address contamination from the legacy of uranium mining in the Navajo Nation. Under ...

  • Savannah River Remediation, College Create Job Opportunities for Graduates

    Savannah River Remediation (SRR), the liquid waste contractor for the EM program at the Savannah River Site (SRS), requires workers with unique skills to protect employees from radiation as the company works safely toward completing its mission. SRR has nine new employees with those skills, and they are helping treat and disposition radioactive waste ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • U.S. EPA Settles with El Paso Natural Gas for Cleanup Costs at Abandoned Uranium Mines on Navajo Nation

    Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice announced a settlement worth more than $500,000 with El Paso Natural Gas Company LLC, (EPNG) to reimburse government costs related to 19 abandoned uranium mines located on the Navajo Nation, near Cameron, Arizona. Under the settlement terms, EPNG will reimburse the U.S. EPA $502,500, based on its share of field ...

  • Geostatistics regains interest in the characterization of chemical soil pollutions

    To evaluate the pollution impact, such characterization is usually based on various data that should be interpreted and analyzed with an estimation of related uncertainties. Geostatistics has been suitably applied in this framework for about fifteen years. Several Ph.D. theses have been dedicated to the subject, both for chemical and radiological pollution (see for instance ...


    By Geovariances

  • Study: Two major U.S. aquifers contaminated by natural uranium

    Nearly 2 million people throughout the Great Plains and California live above aquifer sites contaminated with natural uranium that is mobilized by human-contributed nitrate, according to a study from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Data from roughly 275,000 groundwater samples in the High Plains and Central Valley aquifers show that many Americans live less than two-thirds of a mile from ...


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