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  • North Dakota Finds More Radioactive Oil Waste

    North Dakota confirmed Thursday (April 24, 2014) the discovery of a new radioactive dump of waste from oil drilling, and separately a company hired to clean up waste found in February at another location said it removed double the amount of radioactive material originally estimated to be there. The Canadian company hired to clean up the largest dump found so far, located at an abandoned gas ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Radioactive Removal Project Gets Underway in Illinois

    Earlier this week, the Daily Herald published a story about a $20 million radioactive cleanup project getting underway near Naperville, Illinois.  The extensive project is taking place along the West Branch of the DuPage River at the McDowell Grove Forest Preserve. According to the article, “The radioactive material came from an old gas light-manufacturing plant in West Chicago. The ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Weston wins contract for Sandia National Labortories’ New Mexico radioactive waste management facility

    Weston Solutions, Inc. (WESTON®) is pleased to announce that its New Mexico Operations Office has been awarded a US$16 million cost plus award fee contract to manage and operate the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) Sandia National Laboratories’ Radioactive and Mixed Waste Management Facility in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Following a 12-month competitive procurement process, WESTON ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

  • 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 ...

  • Radioactive iodine in Arctic sea ice may have European origin

    Ninety-eight per cent of radioactive iodine in Arctic sea ice may come from Europe, new research suggests. The study concludes that atmospheric transport of Iodine-129 from European nuclear fuel reprocessing plants is the most likely source. Iodine-129 (129I) is a long-lived (half-life of 15.7 million years) radioactive form of iodine that occurs naturally in very small amounts. It is highly ...

  • 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

  • Cloud-Based Transportation Management System Delivers Savings

    DOE’s cloud based transportation management system (ATLAS) offers dramatically enhanced capabilities and modernization. ATLAS provides a powerful user-friendly system built to allow access to information to meet transportation needs. Its processes promote regulatory compliance, while providing access to qualified carriers and the lowest negotiated rates to reduce transportation costs. The ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • MHF Services Wins CSX Transportation 2012 Chemical Safety Excellence Award

    MHF Services (MHF), a leading provider of packaging, transportation, logistics and technical services, was a winner of the 2012 ...


    By PRWeb

  • Government consults on nuclear waste policy

    Decommissioning Dounreay generates a variety of different wastes that need to be managed carefully to protect the public and environment from harm. Some of this waste is radioactive. The most hazardous form of radioactive waste generated at Dounreay is known as intermediate-level waste and comes from a variety of redundant plant such as nuclear reactors, fuel reprocessing and laboratories. A key ...

  • DOE Seeks Small Businesses for Waste Tracking Contract

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) seeking Small Business Administration certified (8(a)) small business firms to provide DOE Transportation Tracking and Communications (TRANSCOM) Technical Support Services. A Requirements Contract will be awarded as a result of this RFP. The contract period of performance will be one year with four one-year option ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • 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

  • US nuclear waste repository foes speak out

    A dozen national organizations, joined by 68 state and local grassroots groups from across the country, filed comments with the U.S. Department of Energy Thursday in opposition to the high-level radioactive waste repository planned for Yucca Mountain, Nevada. The groups also oppose shipping thousands of tons of nuclear waste through 45 states to Yucca Mountain located 90 miles northwest of Las ...

  • Underground lab tackles Japan nuclear waste issue

    Reindeer farms and grazing Holstein cows dot a vast stretch of rolling green pasture here on Japan's northern tip. Underground it's a different story. Workers and scientists have carved a sprawling laboratory deep below this sleep dairy town that, despite government reassurances, some of Horonobe's 2,500 residents fear could turn their neighborhood into a nuclear waste storage site. "I'm ...


    By Associated Press

  • MHF Services Well-Represented at 2013 Waste Management Conference

    Several members of the staff of MHF Services attended the 2013 Waste Management (WM2013) Conference in Phoenix, Arizona February 23 to 28. MHF, a leading provider of packaging, transportation, logistics and technical services, has had a significant presence at the Waste Management conference since 1994, when MHF pioneered ...


    By PRWeb

  • 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

  • DOE Selects 8(a) Small Business to Provide Waste Tracking Services

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded a competitive small business set-aside contract to Ma-Chis Lower Creek Indian Tribe Enterprises Inc. (Ma-Chis) of Kinston, Alabama to provide DOE Transportation Tracking and Communications (TRANSCOM) Technical Support Services. This Requirements Contract has a value of up to $7.9 million, with a one-year performance period and four-one year ...


    By US Department of Energy

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