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2014-05-14 12:24:26

Award Recognizes Safety Performance, Worker Engagement RESTON, Va., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bechtel has once again earned the highest recognition for excellence in safety from the U.S. Department of Energy's Voluntary Protection Program for the company's work at the Waste Treatment Plant project on the historic Hanford Site in Washington state. This marks the second time the project has achieved Star status in the program, which recognizes contractors and employees who...

2014-04-24 12:24:08

Strengthening Quality Culture Critical to Success of Waste Treatment Plant RESTON, Va., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bechtel announced that Michael Costas, head of the company's corporate quality function, is joining the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant leadership team to lead quality, engineering, procurement, and other key functions on the project. Bechtel is designing and building the plant in Washington state to safely treat and package 56 million gallons of...

2013-06-07 23:02:31

Former reporter M.P. Manilla´s novel shares cautionary tale about nuclear threat inside America. Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) June 07, 2013 Do special interests influence government decisions more than we know? These interests could never override the safety of American citizens — or could they? This is the premise of “Foretold,” a suspense thriller by M.P. Manilla about the special interests that influence government decisions on nuclear. A former reporter, Manilla´s...

2012-10-09 04:00:23

Radiation safety and worker protection firm Dade Moeller announces its expanded role at the Hanford nuclear site, providing technical direction and operation of the radiation dosimetry program components of the site´s radiological site services (RSS) Richland, WA (PRWEB) October 08, 2012 Radiation safety and worker protection firm Dade Moeller announces its expanded role at the Hanford nuclear site, providing technical direction and operation of the radiation dosimetry program...

2012-05-30 08:45:58

A Sandia National Laboratories technology has been used to remove radioactive material from more than 43 million gallons of contaminated wastewater at Japan's damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Sandia researchers had worked around the clock following the March 2011 disaster to show the technology worked in seawater, which was pumped in to cool the plant's towers. "It's the kind of thing that sends a chill," said Mark Rigali, manager of the geochemistry group at Sandia. "We've...

2012-01-11 08:00:00

Dade Moeller announces that Wayne M. Glines has joined the Company as Senior Health Physicist. Glines adds more than 32 years of Federal health physics expertise to Dade Moeller´s well-known depth in this technical field and becomes the Company´s 37th Certified Health Physicist. Richland, WA (PRWEB) January 11, 2012 Nationally recognized health physics [radiation protection] firm Dade Moeller announces that Wayne M. Glines has joined the Company as Senior Health Physicist. Glines...

2011-11-29 13:00:00

U.S. Department of Energy contractors Dade Moeller and EnergX announce their new partnership, aimed at meeting the demand for high-quality industrial hygiene and occupational safety training across the country. The collaboration promotes seven courses offered at shared facilities in Oak Ridge, TN; Gaithersburg, MD; Las Vegas, NV; and Richland, WA. Richland, WA (PRWEB) November 29, 2011 U.S. Department of Energy contractors Dade Moeller and EnergX announce their new partnership, aimed at...

2011-02-15 00:02:56

Boston-area water jet contractor AK Services cut a 55-inch access hole into a nuclear waste storage tank at the Hanford Site in Washington. The hole is the largest-ever access cut into an active Department of Energy radioactive waste storage tank. It was cut to accommodate a robotic retrieval system that will remove the waste for safer storage. RICHLAND, Washington (Vocus/PRWEB) February 14, 2011 Waterjet contractor AK Services made history recently by cutting the largest-ever access hole...

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2010-12-30 12:28:42

Members of the engineering faculty at Oregon State University have invented a new type of radiation detection and measurement device that will be particularly useful for cleanup of sites with radioactive contamination, making the process faster, more accurate and less expensive. A patent has been granted on this new type of radiation spectrometer, and the first production of devices will begin soon. The advance has also led to creation of a Corvallis-based spinoff company, Avicenna...


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