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 ...
RUNI has been developing and producing machines for agriculture and industry for 30 years. Since 1996, our main product has been screw compactors, which have two main characteristics: they can compact many different kinds of material, quickly and effectively, and they can separate liquids from solids, e.g. water from washed plastic. Often both characteristics are exploited at the same time. For example, when emptying and compacting PET-bottles or juice cartons. The screw compactor consists of a core device which is basically used in all systems, along with various standard or customised accessories which adapt the machine to suit the required application.
- UN warns toxic waste still a threat
Two years after an illegal toxic dumping operation in the Ivorian capital Abidjan created a widespread medical emergency and political scandal, UN contamination ...
- New Canadian program in the works for tire recycling
A new tire recycling program is under development by Waste Diversion Ontario.
The province has directed the group to:
develop a program that will ...
- Shipping plastic bottles to China produces less CO2 than sending them to UK landfill - WRAP
A new WRAP study released on the 19th August 2008 has found that selling the UK�s used plastic bottles and paper for recycling in China actually saves ...
- Anaerobic digestion is �way forward�, says Defra
An anaerobic digestion plant in Ludlow, which takes food waste from the town and turns it into electricity and compost, was described as �the way forward� ...
- UK initiative to boost plastic milk bottle recycling launched
Research and development work into boosting the recyclability of plastic milk bottles is to be launched by WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme). ...
- Hawaii recycles record 72% of beverage containers
Hawaii has announced the results of its beverage container recycling efforts for the fiscal year 2008, and the state increased recycling by four percent ...
- Mayor and London Councils announce Waste and Recycling Board members
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, and London Councils have announced the team who will sit on London`s new Waste and Recycling Board and spearhead the ...
- Air & Waste Management Association presents conference on hazardous waste combustion
The Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) will present the Hazardous Waste Combustors Conference and Exhibition, November 12-14, 2008, in ...
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