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  • Tests underway to retrieve underground hazardous waste at Dounreay

    One of the most demanding clean-up jobs ever undertaken in the history of nuclear energy is gathering pace. It involves the recovery and packaging of more than 1500 tonnes of radioactive waste that has lain submerged for up to 50 years in the ground beneath Britain’s abandoned experiment with fast reactors at Dounreay. Tests are underway in Scotland, Germany and the USA to develop the ...

  • 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

  • High tech waste vacuum technology, a first for the UK

    For the first time in the UK rubbish can be transported through a system of underground vacuum pipes. The Envac system, in a housing development next to Wembley stadium in west London, does away with kerbside collections and goes underground. Envac is a Swedish-based firm that makes underground vacuum waste collection systems. Sweden has been using this system for 30 years and the system is ...

  • SRS Waste Tanks 5 and 6 Are Operationally Closed

    Savannah River Remediation (SRR), the liquid waste contractor at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Savannah River Site, has removed from service two more Cold War-era liquid radioactive waste tanks, marking the third and fourth tanks operationally closed by SRR in the last 14 months. Grouting and closure of Tanks 5 and 6 were completed approximately two years ahead of schedule on December 18, ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • The automated waste collection system installed in Pamplona collected more than 2.400 tons of waste during its first year

    This February, the Ros Roca automated waste collection system located on the city center of Pamplona celebrated its first anniversary. This system gives more space to pedestrians, reduces odors and eliminates noise and traffic problems caused by collection trucks. The new system, which has 35 urban collection points and 118 boxes, collected more than 2.400 tons of waste during its first year. ...


    By Ros Roca Environment

  • Tank Cleanup at Defense Sites Will Leave Radioactive Waste

    Untitled Document WASHINGTON, DC, - High-level radioactive material will remain in nuclear waste the Department of Energy plans ...

  • Disaster plan developed in case fire reaches nuclear waste

    Beneath the surface of a St. Louis-area landfill lurk two things that should never meet: a slow-burning fire and a cache of Cold War-era nuclear waste, separated by no more than 1,200 feet. Government officials have quietly adopted an emergency plan in case the smoldering embers ever reach the waste, a potentially "catastrophic event" that could send up a plume of radioactive smoke over a densely ...


    By Associated Press

  • Geotech`s GA5000 plays its part in the drive to reduce waste to landfill

    Geotech's GA5000 landfill gas analyser is increasingly used on closed landfill sites as policies, including waste separation, take effect around the world, reducing the volume of waste sent to landfill.  UK-based Exea Associates uses the GA5000 to maximum effect to understand the changing gas mix ...


    By Geotech

  • 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

  • Drilling boom brings rising number of harmful waste spills

    Carl Johnson and son Justin, who have complained for years about spills of oilfield wastewater where they raise cattle in the high plains of New Mexico, stroll across a 1 1/2-acre patch of sandy soil - lifeless, save for a scattering of stunted weeds. Five years ago, a broken pipe soaked the land with as much as 420,000 gallons of wastewater, a salty drilling byproduct that killed the shrubs and ...


    By Associated Press

  • U.S. Air Force 611th Air Support Group Closes Banned Motor Vehicle Waste Wells at Three Alaska Sites

    EPA banned the use of motor vehicle waste disposal wells nationwide in 2000 because of the risks they pose to drinking water sources. Under the Safe Drinking Water Act, facilities in Alaska had until 2005 to permanently close this type of well. “Closing these wells and removing contamination is the only sure way to prevent the harmful fluids in them from reaching Alaska’s drinking ...

  • 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

  • PAYT system and SOTKON equipment with a pilot project in Barcelos

    With a long history of success in domestic and international market, SOTKON pioneered the development and commercialization of Underground Containerization Solutions and the development of associated technology. There has always been a concern to facilitate the tools to municipalities so that they can develop in a sustainable way and without limitations in terms of investment in equipment and ...


    By Sotkon Waste Systems

  • Reappointment of the Chair of the Nuclear Liabilities Financing Assurance Board

    Lady Janet Balfour of Burleigh has been reappointed as Chair of the Nuclear Liabilities Financing Assurance Board (NLFAB) for a second term of office. The role of the NLFAB is to ensure that operators of new nuclear power stations make robust financial arrangements to meet the full costs of decommissioning and their full share of waste management and disposal costs. Charles Hendry, Minister ...

  • Envac’s breakthrough in Finland

    In cooperation with YIT, Envac Scandinavia AB (subsidiary of Envac AB) has been selected to deliver waste disposal systems for the two new city districts, Kalasatama (the Fish Harbour in English) and Jätkäsaari (The Western Harbour) in Swedish) in Helsinki, Finland. The client is the City of Helsinki through its two subsidiaries, Fiskehamnen Sopsug AB and Busholmen Sopsug AB. The ...


    By Envac AB

  • Message from DOE on the Hanford Consent Decree

    One of the Department of Energy’s most important tasks is to clean up the legacy of nuclear materials production during World War II and the Cold War. At the Hanford site in Washington State, the Department is responsible for treating 56 million gallons of chemical ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • California Refinery Fined $1 Million for Groundwater Pollution

    SAN FRANCISCO, California (ENS) - A California refinery has been fined $1 million and placed on three years probation for dumping contaminated wastewater into wells, risking the safety of groundwater supplies in Santa Maria, about 100 miles north of Los Angeles. The Santa Maria Refining Company, a subsidiary of the publicly traded Greka Energy Corporation, pleaded guilty to ...

  • Report: Nuke dump radiation leak could have been prevented

    A radiation leak that forced the indefinite closure of the federal government's only underground nuclear waste repository could have been prevented, a team of investigators said Thursday. A combination of poor management, lapses in safety and a lack of proper procedures were outlined in a final report released by the U.S. Department of Energy's ...


    By Associated Press

  • EVTN Announces New Voraxial® Order For Frac Water / Produced Water Treatment

    Enviro Voraxial Technology, Inc. (OTCBB:EVTN) announced today that it has deployed a Voraxial® 2000 System to an oil and gas service company for frac water and produced water treatment.    Hydraulic fracturing is a process used in a majority of the natural gas wells and many oil wells in the United States, where millions of gallons of water, sand and chemicals are pumped ...

  • Commercial Systems: The quest for Water Conservation

    Over the past 20 years, private businesses in the U.S. have joined forces with federal and local government to improve the efficiency of water systems, spending billions on infrastructure to reduce waste and save money. Despite their efforts, more than 2 trillion gal of water are still lost every year, according to the American Water Works Assn. (AWWA). So, after all of the investments, why are ...


    By WaterSignal

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