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2014-07-02 08:28:45

System Features 1000-ft. Remote Water Level Measurement Capability. RICHLAND, Wash., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MOHR Test and Measurement LLC (MOHR), a supplier of water level and void fraction instrumentation for nuclear and other industrial applications, announced that the first 24 channels of its EFP-IL Spent Fuel Pool (SFP) Instrumentation (SFPI) System have successfully passed Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT), on-schedule and witnessed by representatives from 10 different U.S....

2014-06-03 16:21:56

OTTAWA, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - The Joint Review Panel for the Deep Geologic Repository Project for Low and Intermediate Level Radioactive Waste (DGR) has scheduled additional public hearing days to begin on September 9, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. The hearing will continue over approximately two weeks and will be held at: The Royal Canadian Legion 219 Lambton Street, Kincardine, Ontario The public hearing will give participants, Ontario Power Generation and the Canadian Nuclear...

2014-06-02 23:11:07

MHF to highlight recent formation of new subsidiary to provide Low-Level and Intermediate Level Containers for the Radwaste Market. Wexford, PA (PRWEB) June 02, 2014 MHF Services will exhibit at the 23rd annual International Low-Level Waste Conference & Exhibit to be hosted by the Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. (EPRI) in Orlando, FL, June 9-12. MHF, a leading provider of packaging, transportation, logistics and technical services, has had a significant presence at the EPRI...

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...

2014-04-28 23:00:17

In partnership, Sellafield Ltd., Westinghouse Electric UK, and Fauske & Associates, LLC have conceived, modeled and experimentally verified an innovative solution to the problem of hydrogen removal from shielded containers with significant hydrogen generation rates. This solution permits passive storage of spent metallic nuclear fuel and zeolytes in a shielded container that is vented by a practical number of commercially available filters. Burr Ridge, IL, USA (PRWEB) April 29, 2014...

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...

2014-04-02 23:29:29

Graphic Products, the global leader in workplace labeling and signage, has added a free Hazardous Waste Management Guide to its growing library of workplace safety resources. Portland, OR (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 With hundreds of standards, regulations, and laws addressing everything from treatment to transportation to storage and disposal,hazardous waste management is a complex topic. The guide answers critical questions about what is hazardous waste. It also identifies special types of...

2014-03-25 12:27:06

LONDON, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:Global Nuclear Security Market InsightHigh Profile Events Driving Security RequirementThe number of nuclear new build projects is higher now than the last two decades. Although Asia is leading in numbers, the US has approved its first new build since 1970, and the United Kingdom, France, Finland and Poland are planning to build or are building new units creating continued opportunity for...

Californium Could Revolutionize Radioactive Waste Storage
2014-03-25 08:37:40

Florida State University Groundbreaking work by a team of chemists on a fringe element of the periodic table could change how the world stores radioactive waste and recycles fuel. The element is called californium — Cf if you're looking at the Periodic Table of Elements — and it's what Florida State Professor Thomas Albrecht-Schmitt, the lead researcher on the project, calls "wicked stuff." In carefully choreographed experiments, Albrecht-Schmitt and his colleagues found that...

Nuclear Waste Storage Inside Shale Formation
2014-03-18 04:59:49

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The same type of clay-rich sedimentary rocks that are responsible for the current natural gas boom in the US could also be used to dispose of radioactive waste originating from nuclear power plants, according to new research presented during a scientific conference on Monday. Speaking at the 247th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), Dr. Chris Neuzil of the US Geological Survey (USGS) explained...


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.