radioactive waste transfer News

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • US Energy Department Fined $500,000 for Hanford Radioactive Spill

    The Washington State Department of Ecology has issued a $500,000 penalty against the US Department of Energy, DOE, for a release of radioactive hazardous tank waste to the soil at the Hanford Nuclear Site on the Columbia River in central Washington. The waste endangered workers and brought a halt to cleanup of the leaky underground single-shell tanks. The spill occurred on July 27, 2007, when ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Japan audit: Millions of dollars wasted in Fukushima cleanup

    Japanese government auditors say the operator of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant has wasted about a fifth of the 350 billion yen ($3 billion) it has spent to clean up the plant after it was destroyed by a March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. A Board of Audit report described various expensive machines and untested measures that ended in failure. It also said the cleanup work has been dominated ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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

  • Final preparations being made to return waste from Sellafield to overseas customers

    The programme of returning solid Highly Active Waste (HAW) from Sellafield to overseas customers is commencing today. The waste arises from the reprocessing of those customers’ used nuclear fuel at Sellafield. A single 113te flask, containing 28 stainless steel containers of solid HAW, is being transported from the Sellafield site, on a specially constructed rail wagon, to the port of Barrow. It ...


    By Sellafield 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 ...

  • DOE agrees to resume toxic waste cleanup at Bay Area Superfund site

    The US Department of Energy has agreed to resume cleanup of toxic waste at its Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, Calif., after the US Environmental Protection Agency notified the department in early January that it must immediately restart the shuttered treatment facilities or face escalating fines. DOE will pay a $165,000 fine for shutting down the cleanup systems and failing ...

  • US Plants Prepare Long-Term Nuclear Waste Storage

    Nuclear power plants across the United States are building or expanding storage facilities to hold their spent fuel - radioactive waste that by now was supposed to be on its way to a national dump. The steel and concrete containers used to store the waste on-site were envisioned as only a short-term solution when introduced in the 1980s. Now they are the subject of reviews by industry and ...


    By Associated Press

  • Washington sues feds over safety of nuclear waste tanks

    Washington state is suing the federal government again over cleanup at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation - this time over the danger posed to workers by vapor releases from underground waste-storage tanks. In a federal lawsuit filed in Spokane on Wednesday, state Attorney General Bob Ferguson said the U.S. Department of Energy has known about vapors sickening workers at the site since at least the ...


    By Associated Press

  • US Ecology, Inc. to Purchase Waste Treatment and Storage Facility

    US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECOL) ("the Company") today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement ("Agreement") with PVS Chemicals, Inc. to acquire the stock of its wholly owned subsidiary Dynecol, Inc. ("Dynecol"). Dynecol owns and operates a permitted Treatment, Storage and Disposal facility ("the Facility") located in Detroit, Michigan. The facility, which has been in operation ...


    By US Ecology, Inc.

  • DeconGel® Approved for Disposal at U.S. Department of Energy Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP)

    HONOLULU - After rigorous testing performed by the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL), the innovative decontamination product, DeconGel®, has met requirements for safe transport to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in Carlsbad, New Mexico for disposal of transuranic waste (TRU). ...


    By METIS Scientific

  • MP5 EHS data mangement system used to manage data at the UK`s Low Level Radioative Waste repository in Cumbria, UK

    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) and ...


    By EHS Data Ltd.

  • Energy Department announces new technical review to assess black cells at Hanford’s Waste Treatment Plant

    The U.S. Department of Energy announced today that Secretary of Energy Steven Chu has assembled a group of independent technical experts to assess the Hanford Site’s Waste Treatment Plant (WTP), specifically as it relates to the facility’s “black cells.” The review involves the plant’s capability, as designed, to detect equipment failure and to repair failed ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Government finalises new nuclear clean framework

    In a step designed to protect the taxpayer and provide investor certainty, the Government has set out statutory guidance for new nuclear operators to produce plans for funding the decommissioning of their power stations and managing their radioactive waste. This will enable new nuclear operators to come forward with clear plans to deal with decommissioning and radioactive waste ...

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