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  • New Mexico nuclear repository monitored for radiation

    Officials monitoring the presence of airborne radiation at the underground site in southeastern New Mexico where the federal government seals away its low-grade nuclear waste said late Saturday that surface tests have shown no danger to people or the environment. Samples were taken at several sites around the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant after ...


    By Associated Press

  • Odyssey Automotive sends two special radiation monitoring vans to South Korea

    Apantec LLC in Pennsylvania was looking for a company to customize two vans for a contract with the South Korea Government for two W.A.R.N. (Wide Area Radiation Network) laboratories for their nuclear power plants. Testing and monitoring radiation and air conditions are extremely important at these facilities so the challenge was brought to Odyssey to supply two American made vans meeting the ...


  • Management, safety cited for radiation release

    Poor management, an eroding safety culture, ineffective maintenance and a lack of proper oversight are being blamed for a radiation release that contaminated 21 workers and shuttered the federal government's nuclear waste dump two months ago in southeastern New Mexico. The series of shortcomings are identified in a report to be ...


    By Associated Press

  • Radiation detected near New Mexico nuke site

    Four days after a radiation alert shut the nation's only underground nuclear waste repository, an independent monitoring center said Wednesday it found radioactive isotopes in an air sensor about a half mile from the southeastern New Mexico plant. A filter from a monitor northwest of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad had trace ...


    By Associated Press

  • New Mexico radiation leak raises concerns

    The radiation exposure of at least 13 workers at a nuclear dump in a New Mexico salt bed more than 2,000 feet below the ground has brought new attention to the nation's long struggle to find places to dispose of tons of Cold War-era waste. The above-ground radiation release that exposed the workers during a night shift two weeks ago shut down the facility as authorities investigate the cause and ...


    By Associated Press

  • Pennsylvania DEP Announces Comprehensive Oil and Gas Development Radiation Study

     At the direction of Governor Corbett, the Department of Environmental Protection announced today it will undertake a study to look at naturally occurring levels of radioactivity in by-products associated with oil and natural gas development. In the coming weeks, DEP will seek a peer review of its study plan and begin to sample and analyze the naturally occurring radioactivity levels in ...

  • PA DEP Releases Sampling, Quality Assurance Plans for Oil and Gas Development Radiation Study

    The Department of Environmental Protection today released detailed sampling and quality assurance plans for its ongoing comprehensive radiation study of oil and gas development. The agency will sample and analyze radioactivity levels of flowback waters, treatment solids, drill cuttings and drilling equipment, along with the transportation, storage and disposal of drilling wastes. Based on current ...

  • EPA Announces Successful Removal of Hazardous Waste from Radiation Technology Superfund Site in Rockaway Township, New Jersey.

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck and Congressmember Rodney P. Frelinghuysen today announced the successful removal of 75 drums and containers of hazardous waste from the Radiation Technology, Inc. Superfund site in Rockaway Township, NJ. The officials were in Morris, Essex and Sussex Counties to review and assess progress on Superfund cleanups at five ...

  • EPA Announces Cleanup Plan for Radiation Technology Superfund Site in Rockaway Township, New Jersey

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck and Congressmember Rodney P. Frelinghuysen today announced a plan to demolish or remove 34 buildings and structures at the Radiation Technology, Inc. Superfund site in Rockaway Township, New Jersey. The buildings and structures on the 263-acre site are contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), asbestos and lead ...

  • Oversight chair questions safety at nuke dump

    The recent truck fire and radiation release from the government's troubled nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico were "near misses" at a facility whose workers proved unprepared to respond to the emergencies, the head of an independent oversight agency said. Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board Chairman Peter Winokur also said the Feb. ...


    By Associated Press

  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security Selects Thermo for Rapid and Accurate Detection of Radiological Threats

    Implementation of Thermo’s Most Advanced Radiation Detection Portals at Security Checkpoints Strengthens National Security WALTHAM, MA (July 14, 2006) — Thermo Electron Corporation (NYSE: TMO), the world leader in analytical instruments, today announced it has been selected to deliver high performance, Advanced Spectroscopic Portal (ASP) monitors for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s ...

  • Workers preparing to enter New Mexico nuke dump

    The U.S. Department of Energy and the operators of the nation's only underground nuclear waste dump said Monday they are making plans to allow specially trained workers to enter the site for the first time in weeks after more than a dozen employees were exposed to low levels of radiation during a mysterious leak. Officials acknowledge they are ...


    By Associated Press

  • Leak confirmed at nuclear waste dump in New Mexico

    Federal officials Thursday confirmed a leak of nuclear waste at a southeastern New Mexico repository, but it could be weeks before workers can safely access the underground dump to determine what happened. The release of radiation from the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant poses no public health threat, officials emphasized, but the state environment secretary said he was concerned with the lag in ...


    By Associated Press

  • Tests show New Mexico nuke dump workers exposed

    Thirteen workers were exposed to radiation during a recent leak at the nation's underground nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico, according to the results of preliminary tests announced Wednesday. The U.S. Department of Energy and the contractor that runs the Waste Isolation Pilot Project said in a joint news release that they have ...


    By Associated Press

  • No health risks for nuke dump workers, New Mexico

    Thirteen employees who were exposed to radiation during a leak at the nation's only underground nuclear waste dump aren't likely to experience any health effects, federal officials said Wednesday. The U.S. Department of Energy confirmed last week that 13 workers were exposed when radiation leaked from the Waste Isolation Pilot ...


    By Associated Press

  • Gas analyzers accelerate business growth

    Transportable multi-parameter analytical instruments have been key to the growth of an analytical services company based in Elk City, Oklahoma. Great Plains Analytical Services (GAS) operates a fleet of mobile monitoring systems, providing onsite gas analysis for customers across the USA, and Gasmet FTIR analyzers have enabled the company to offer a comprehensive onsite monitoring service. ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Nuclear dump leak raises questions about cleanup

    For 15 years the trucks have barreled past southeastern New Mexico's potash mines and seemingly endless fields of oil rigs, hauling decades worth of plutonium-contaminated waste to what is supposed to be a safe and final resting place a half mile underground in the salt beds of the Permian Basin. But back-to-back accidents and a never-supposed-to-happen above-ground radiation release have ...


    By Associated Press

  • Coast Guard wants barges to ship fracking water

    The U.S. Coast Guard wants to allow barges filled with fracking wastewater to ply the nation's rivers on their way toward disposal. Many environmentalists are horrified, but industry groups say barge transport has its advantages. Now, the wastewater is usually disposed of by truck or rail, which poses more risk for accidents than shipping by barge, according to a government report. And one ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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

  • Nuke-leak probe focuses on Los Alamos National Lab

    Officials investigating a mysterious radiation leak from the government's underground nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico have turned their focus to Los Alamos National Laboratory, a state regulator said Thursday. The U.S. Department of Energy's accident investigation team has been at the lab in northeastern New Mexico for about three weeks, New Mexico Environment Department General ...


    By Associated Press

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