Liverpool company develops virtual reality tool to save Sellafield £20 million

The Virtual Engineering Centre (VEC) has developed a mixed reality training tool for Britain’s biggest nuclear waste site, Sellafield
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Pressing matter

Early June saw an important funding announcement for plans to establish one of the world's first underground storage facilities for high-level nuclear waste, in Finland. Meanwhile, US plans to reclassify high-level waste in a safer category are proving contentious. Envirotec offers an update on nuclear waste storage .

NHS Scotland awards 10-year waste contract

Following a furore over clinical waste storage in late 2018, which led to an EA investigation and the closure of NHS-appointed waste operator HES,...

New asbestos awareness course for waste management workers

With asbestos-related deaths on the rise, a new course will specifically address people who work in waste management or on civic amenity sites, titled...

Teeside firm delivers safety solutions for storage silos at Sellafield nuclear decommissioning site

Teesside product manufacturer and global supplier of fire, blast and heat protection systems - Mech-Tool Engineering Ltd (MTE) – has recently completed a contract...

Clinical waste: Investment needed to secure better value for the NHS

Recent national media coverage highlighting issues surrounding the disposal of NHS clinical waste has painted a very unpleasant picture of a system in chaos....

Herefordshire firm invests in corrosive waste transportation

Waste management firm Mayglothling Waste has invested in a high specification "acid vacuum tanker", to provide safe transportation and treatment of acids and...

£22 million construction contract awarded for intermediate-level nuclear waste facility at Dounreay

Civil engineering firm Graham Engineering has picked up a £22 million contract to build a nuclear waste storage facility at the legacy Dounreay nuclear...

Quarry firm in Cornwall fined for supplying asbestos-contaminated waste

A Cornish waste disposal company has been ordered to pay £26,500 in fines and costs for illegally handling and disposing of hazardous waste, according...

Waste firm says new process can transform problematic waste into form suitable for EfW

Waste management firm CSG has seemingly developed a new process to help transform a range of industrial waste streams into a material suitable for...

Licensed to treat: West Midlands soil facility announces asbestos capability

A soil treatment facility at Edwin Richards Quarry in the West Midlands is now fully licensed and permitted to accept asbestos fragments in soils....

Mobile chemist service aims to identify wastes and aid compliance

Resource management company Veolia has launched a new chemical management service designed to provide a mobile solution for identifying, listing, packing, collection and disposal...

New online platform helps understand hazardous materials in electronic waste

In an attempt to respond to recyclers’ quest for information about the presence of hazardous substances in electronic waste, producers and producer responsibility organisations...

New evidence of nuclear fuel releases found at Fukushima

Uranium and other radioactive materials have been found in tiny particles released from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactors.
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SEPA raises concerns about waste handling at Trident submarine base

SEPA has criticised the MOD's handling of nuclear waste at a site near the Trident base in Faslane

UK Asbestos Training Association updates rules of membership to address threat to industry standards

UKATA says it has overhauled its rules of membership to counter a threat from sub-standard service providers.

Toxic but essential: A few thoughts on lead and its recovery

Dr Tim Johnson, technical director at resource recovery firm Tetronics International shares a few thoughts on lead: Its properties, usefulness, and the possibilities for...

Handheld VOCs monitor chosen by Australian environmental agency

Australian environmental consultancy, JBS&G has purchased a Tiger handheld volatile organic compound (VOC) monitor from gas detection specialist Ion Science. This latest handheld photoionisation detector...

Portable spectrometer for hazard identification

FLIR Systems has announced the Griffin G510 gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer (GC/MS), its first person-portable chemical identifier. The FLIR Griffin G510 enables military and civil responders...
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Funding to jump-start US nuclear waste storage

Reforms to US nuclear waste management policy appeared to gather pace on 28 June, with the passing of legislation that renews efforts to locate...
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