Nuclear Waste News

  • Developing a new solution for Nuclear Waste Disposal

    Two Carbolite Gero MTT furnaces specially designed for extracting carbon-14 and fixed tritium are being used by the Nuclear Graphite Research Group (NGRG) at the University of Manchester in a project to develop new nuclear waste disposal procedures. If the UK's current nuclear reactors operate to their proposed shutdown dates, approximately 100,000 tonnes of nuclear grade graphite will require ...

  • Diamond battery can process nuclear waste and generate electricity

    Researchers in the UK outline decommissioning benefits plus potential for reactor core shrouds. The ASPIRE Project, a collaboration between the University of Bristol and University of Oxford in the UK, has developed a diamond battery that can process nuclear waste and reduce disposal costs. The project began in early-2017 with the aim of developing remotely located, ...


    By Reuters Events

  • DOE Awards an 8(a) Small Business Contract to Provide Waste Tracking Services at Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management Sites

    The Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the award of a sole-source Requirements contract to Aleut Aerospace Engineering, LLC, of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Aleut is a Small Business under the 8(a) program. Work performed under this contract will be performed at Department of Energy, Carlsbad Field Office located in Carlsbad, New Mexico. The Contractor will provide 24/7 services to the ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Axion Polymers welcomes proposed 500ppm decaBDE limit for recycled plastics

    A 500ppm limit of flame retardant decaBDEs within recycled compounds and articles that looks set to be agreed by the EU Commission soon has been welcomed by Axion Polymers as ‘leaving the door open’ for plastic recycling and the use of recyclate in new products. The Manchester-based plastics recycler describes the 500ppm level in recycled plastics as a ‘workable’ solution, ...


    By Axion Group

  • Kitsault Energy (KE) Announces Plan to Turn Waste into Energy in India and Canada

    Kitsault Energy (KE) recently announced plans to turn waste into energy in India and Canada using a Proprietary and Patented process. The waste includes legacy waste wood from pulp and paper plants, ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • VacuPlas- Liquid Waste Management

    Discreet - Targeted - Qualitative - Permanent We are excited to announce the availability of our turn-key package system for the management of legacy waste with minimal impact on surrounding activities and the environment. The plant was specifically designed to provide a solution to wastes impacted with per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) but is suitable to treat other ...

  • Free IAIA webinar on psycho-social impact assessment

    The International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) is offering a free webinar on "Understanding Impacts on Vulnerable Populations through Psycho-Social Impact Assessment." The webinar will be presented by IAIA member Michael Edelstein on 19 July. Psycho-Social Impact Assessment (PSIA) is historically underutilized. Its absence partially explains why affected publics so often feel that ...

  • Sweco commissioned by Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company to participate in planning and designing of encapsulation plant Clink

    SKB is currently undergoing authorising according to the Act on Nuclear Activities and Swedish Environmental Code for KBS-3, the Swedish system for disposal of nuclear waste. A part of the application concerns the construction of Clink, an integrated facility for interim storage and encapsulation of spent nuclear fuel in Oskarshamn, consisting of the current facility Clab and a new facility for ...


    By Sweco

  • Nuclear waste problems start gold rush

    There are not many jobs you could take on at the beginning of your working life and know they would still be nowhere near completed by the time you retired. But decommissioning the world’s nuclear power plants is one of them. The estimates of the amounts of money involved in keeping old nuclear plants safe and dismantling them are so large that they are almost beyond comprehension − ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Rick Perry “regrets” proposing to eliminate DOE while pledging to protect agency mission

    Incoming Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Rick Perry told Senate lawmakers that he “regrets” a past proposal to eliminate the agency he intends to lead, saying he now has a clearer understanding of the DOE and the critical work it performs. Perry, while speaking before a Senate confirmation hearing last week, addressed his controversial call to eliminate the DOE while running for ...

  • Scientists turn nuclear waste into diamonds for power generation

    Researchers in the U.K. say they have found a way to turn radioactive waste into miniature diamond batteries to produce small electric currents that can last thousands of years. A team of physicists and chemists from the University of Bristol unveiled the technology at a lecture in Europe late last month.  The technique involves scraping away carbon-14, a radioactive isotope of carbon, from ...

  • Antea Group Named #4 Environmental Management Firm

    ntea Group has been ranked #4 among the Top Environmental Management Firms, #16 among Top Environmental Firms Working in Non-US Locations, and #32 overall among the nation’s Top 200 Environmental Firms according to Engineering News-Record magazine. ENR's annual Top 200 Environmental Firms list ranks the 200 largest publicly and ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • How to treat radioactive NORM sludge with VacuDrv

    NORM doesn't sound like a big thing. But Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material might let the alarm bells ring. Everyone has heard of "radioactive material" and that sounds dangerous. However, most of this material is trapped deep in the ground beneath our feet. From there it reaches the surface, for example via the water cycle. Another possible pathway for NORM to reach the light of day is ...

  • Baling technology strengthens National Nuclear Laboratory’s waste reduction programme

    The world’s leading nuclear research organisation National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) has strengthened its waste reduction programme with investment in a heavy duty waste baler. NNL is globally renowned for its nuclear research, technical development, reactor operations support, and the provision of decommissioning expertise for facilities throughout the UK. ...

  • U.S. Environmental Contracting Business Grows to $24.5 Billion in Revenues

    The U.S. Environmental Contracting* business generated $24.5 billion in revenues in 2015, with Remediation & Industrial Services contributing $13.6-billion and Hazardous Waste Management contributing $10.9-billion, according to new research by Environmental Business International Inc., publisher of Environmental Business Journal (EBJ). ...

  • Legacy of waste from Great East Japan earthquake underscores need for urgent action on marine litter

    Five years ago, a 30 foot wall of cold, black water crashed into the east coast of Japan. The tsunami's raging waters, which were triggered by a 9.0 earthquake, killed nearly 16,000 people, wiped out entire towns and villages and caused one of the world's worst nuclear disasters. The power of the tsunami was so strong that the debris washed into the ocean included fishing boats, entire houses, ...

  • Arvia Wins Innovation Award At WEX Global

    Entitled “Water, Energy and an End to Waste: Winning Strategies for the Resource Revolution”, the 10th Anniversary programme of WEX Global focused on the water sector. Presentations of innovative technologies took centre-stage on 1st March, when the award for Innovation was announced during the WEX Gala Dinner. The interactive Innovation forum featured short presentations by ...


    By Arvia Technology

  • Air quality concerns prompt safety pause at nuke dump

    The manager of the federal government's nuclear waste repository in New Mexico has halted work because of poor air quality in parts of the underground facility. Officials with Nuclear Waste Partnership announced the "safety pause" late Monday after monitoring instruments carried by workers detected elevated levels of carbon monoxide and ...


    By Associated Press

  • Feds seek borehole test for potential hot nuke waste burial

    The federal government plans to spend $80 million assessing whether its hottest nuclear waste can be stored in 3-mile-deep holes, a project that could provide an alternative strategy to a Nevada repository plan that was halted in 2010. The five-year borehole project was tentatively slated to start later this year on state-owned land in rural North Dakota, but it has already been met with ...


    By Associated Press

  • Scientists to inject fuel in experimental fusion device

    Scientists in northeast Germany were poised to flip the switch Wednesday on an experiment they hope will advance the quest for nuclear fusion, considered a clean and safe form of nuclear power." Researchers at the Max Planck Institute in Greifswald planned to inject a tiny amount of hydrogen and heat it until it becomes a super-hot gas known ...


    By Associated Press

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