Saturday, November 26, 2022

Consultancy to contribute to design of Swedish nuclear waste storage facility

Engineering and architecture consultancy Sweco has been commissioned by the Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company SKB to help plan and design a...

Cloud-based management system will transform hazardous waste handling, says Veolia

Resource management firm Veolia has introduced what it says is the first end-to-end cloud based system that can ensure compliance and traceability for hazardous...

Decontamination system claimed to support reuse of healthcare PPE

Described as a range of state of the art UV-C disinfection chambers for the healthcare industry, the Mackwell Health Whitebox is seemingly equipped to...

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...

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...
Yukka Mountain.

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...

Hazardous chemicals content listed in new EU-wide products database

It's now possible to access data from the EU’s first public database of substances of very high concern in products, or SCIP. The aim...

When asbestos removal goes wrong

UKATA explains what to do when the best laid plans fail In the light of several cases where asbestos has been incorrectly removed, or improperly...
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

Toughing it out in difficult applications

Pump manufacturer Börger discusses three recent applications showcasing the use of pumps in challenging environments Two rotary lobe pumps are proving their continued reliability 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...

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,...

Waste sites warned “there’s no smoke without fire water”

WASTE handling and recycling sites, currently under obligation to re-assess their fire accident plans, could be failing to plan for the impact of millions...
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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 .

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...

Group calls for better protection from hazardous chemicals worldwide

International advocacy group WECF (Women in Europe for a Common Future) has released a publication called Women and Chemicals which calls for more...

Recycling more precious metals from nuclear and electronic waste using the Picasso pigment

A big problem with the disposal of nuclear and electronic wastes is that the process wastes precious metals such as gold and platinum-group metals,...

Detecting gas hazards in the water and wastewater industries

by Alison Smith, Marketing Director, Crowcon The water and wastewater industries produce many toxic and flammable gases that need to be detected and eliminated. The...
M Squared chief executive Dr Graeme Malcolm

Alliance to improve waste gas monitoring

SCOTTISH technology company M Squared Lasers has launched a research partnership with the Glasgow hub of the world’s largest applied research body, the Fraunhofer...

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....