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2013-11-06 11:15:37

The researchers, from the University of Sheffield's Faculty of Engineering, have shown that mixing plutonium-contaminated waste with blast furnace slag and turning it into glass reduces its volume by 85-95 per cent. It also effectively locks in the radioactive plutonium, creating a stable end product. The approach could also be applicable to treating large volume mixed wastes generated during the eventual clean-up of the damaged Fukushima plant. "The overall volume of plutonium...

2013-03-19 23:01:26

As part of its updated business plan, the NDA currently has an annual expenditure of almost £3 billion a year. £1.3 billion of this enters the supply chain at various levels below the SLCs, delivering massive opportunities for decommissioning service providers. (PRWEB) March 19, 2013 To advance the latest industry developments and learn from the first-hand experience of others, Sellafield´s supply chain experts will be meeting with key decommissioning organisations...

2012-08-10 23:02:23

With the decommissioning projects costing up to $5billion, it is critical for decommissioning managers to complete their projects on time and within their stringent allocated budgets. (PRWEB) August 10, 2012 In order to do so, important questions have to be asked including: What are the most efficient ways of prioritizing and allocating funds to various projects on site to mitigate fiscal risk? Which contractual model will best suit the project and enable you to work effectively...

2010-04-08 12:49:00

France Uses Less than 1 Percent of the Natural Uranium Resource, Has Higher Waste Volume; Reprocessing Still Requires a Repository and Increases Costs, Proliferation Risks WASHINGTON, April 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Contrary to some prevailing opinion, reprocessing would not eliminate the need for a deep geologic disposal program to replace Yucca Mountain. It aggravates waste, proliferation, and cost problems. The volume of waste to be disposed of in deep geologic repository is...

2008-09-02 03:00:24

By Smulian, Mark Waste management firm Sita wants to bury radioactive residue in a derelict mine that is already at the centre of a dispute between its owners and local authority planners. The company said it might buy 50ha of former opencast coal mine at Keekle Head near Sellafield to deposit the "very low-level" waste. The designation typically applies to conventional building materials from nuclear sites, not nuclear waste itself. Sita's plan has stoked fears that the area will receive...

2008-07-24 00:00:40

REDHALL Group, the specialist engineering and support services group, today revealed it had signed two key contracts in the nuclear and chemicals markets. The Wakefield-based group has secured a four year contract with Sellafield to manufacture and supply specialist plant and equipment for the Thorp reprocessing facility with an initial estimated value of Pounds 22m. Redhall has also signed a one year contract with Bluestar Fibres, with a value in the region of Pounds 10m for the...

2008-06-24 18:02:40

Council leaders are pressing ahead with plans to turn two Birmingham secondary schools into city academies, despite protests from teaching unions. Heartlands High in Nechells and Shenley Court in Weoley Castle will close on August 31 and re-open the next day as academies bankrolled by the education charity Edutrust. They are among eight the city council is proposing to take out of local authority control to improve performance. Adults and Communities Strategic Director Tony Howell...

2006-03-08 20:16:11

By Jeremy Lovell SELLAFIELD (Reuters) - It is the regular beeping that grates. But if it stops, prepare to be scared. The signal audible every second in every corridor of the high-level toxic nuclear waste plant on Britain's sprawling Sellafield site is a sign all the alarms are working. If it stops, or changes tone, something has gone very wrong. "The people who work here every day tell me they get used to it. But it tends to get on the nerves of everyone who visits the plant,"...


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