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Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station

Disposal plan all at sea?

As rain and groundwater continue to pour into the site – at a rate of 180m3 per day in 2019 – the volume of contaminated water is expected to reach 1.37 million tonnes by the end of 2020

Continuous flow chemistry process picks up French award

A French-government award that recognises sustainable chemistry initiatives has been picked up by Minakem, a CDMO for active ingredients in the pharmaceutical industry....

Tracking chemicals of concern in products: SCIP database ready for use

Industry can now submit information on substances of very high concern to ECHA’s SCIP database. The aim is to make recycling of products safer...

The importance of regulation and compliance in the disposal of your chemical waste

Waste management firm Chloros Environmental specialises in the disposal of hazardous waste and recycling solutions. Here, managing director Richard Hurdle offers a contemporary perspective...

Investigating toxic mining waste in the West Balkans

In politically sensitive regions of the West Balkans, the mineralogist and crystallographer Tamara Đorđević has been investigating mining waste contaminated with arsenic and other...

Firm cites significant carbon reductions for using energy recovery facilities to treat clinical waste

Resource management firm Veolia is highlighting how significant emissions reductions can be achieved by using energy recovery facilities, ERF, to dispose of the more...

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.