Waste & Recycling Newsletter
August 21, 2008

This Week�s Featured News Stories
Milestone in hazard reduction as liquid metal is destroyed at Dounreay
A clean-up team has safely destroyed the first of the major hazards from the experimental fast reactor programme at Dounreay, Scotland. They took more than 1500 tonnes of radioactive liquid metal from the Prototype Fast Reactor and turned it into harmless salt water. It is a milestone in the site clean-up, representing the first of the major hazards to be cleared since the decision was taken a decade ago to close down the site.  Attention will now turn to cleaning the out the last few tonnes of residue still inside the reactor circuits to allow the whole system to be cut up safely and disposed ...
4m scrap tires removed from US-Mexico border this year
Environmental Secretaries from all ten US � Mexico border states met this week in Hollywood, Calif., to sign the Tire Initiative Letter of Understanding, which implements tire pile prevention measures and strives to eliminate tire piles public health risks. To date, 4 million tires have been removed by Border 2012 Program Partners. The Border Governors Conference features representatives from California, Baja California, Sonora, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. The Tire Initiative is a joint partnership by the US Environmental Protection Agency and Mexican ...
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