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New Spray Detects Radioactive Hot Spots

July 25, 2013 – 6:31 am | One Comment

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) researchers have developed a new technology to determine the extent of contamination in Cold War facilities that could replace costly and time-consuming traditional survey methods used by EM.

GreyQb – SRNL Innovation at Work for Environmental Cleanup

May 15, 2013 – 2:24 pm |

This device is approximately the size of a soccer ball and can locate, identify, and generate a map of radioactive contamination within an enclosed area or outdoor environment or near water sources such as storm drains.

Workers Exceed Goal for Removing Groundwater Contamination

May 15, 2013 – 1:50 pm |

Over 500 Pounds of Hexavalent Chromium Removed, 6 Months Ahead of Schedule

Oak Ridge EM Program Increases Focus on Mercury Cleanup

May 7, 2013 – 1:29 pm |

…the EM program completed the conceptual design for a new mercury water treatment facility at Y-12 in March, with anticipated construction beginning in 2017 and operations starting in 2020.

Hanford Removes Contaminated Soil with Deep Dig

March 11, 2013 – 6:40 pm |

Workers at the Hanford site are digging deep into several waste sites near the Columbia River to remove soil contaminated with chromium.

New aerosol sealant technology increases vent system efficiency, perhaps fixes contamination as well?

February 13, 2012 – 6:23 am |

The following press release describes a new product developed by Lawrence Berkeley National Labs and licensced to a company called Aeroseal LLC, the product itself is also called ’Aeroseal’.
This product is an aerosol sealant that, when introduced …

Detection of Radioactive Materials from Seawater near Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station

December 7, 2011 – 5:55 pm | Comments Off

(TEPCO) – On March 21, 2011, we conducted sampling, as a part of monitoring of
surrounding environments, and detected radioactive materials in the
seawater around the water discharge canal (of the south side) of Fukushima
Daiichi Nuclear Power …

$620M Earmarked for Environmental Cleanup Program

October 10, 2011 – 12:33 pm |

MOSCOW – Lake Baikal, the Franz Josef Archipelago and Wrangel Island will be the first nature reserves to benefit from a 20 billion ruble ($620
million) environmental cleanup program, Natural Resources
and Environment Minister Yury Trutnev said.
The cleanup program, which will extend through 2020, …

Decontamination slowed by uncertainty over storage

October 3, 2011 – 3:38 pm |

FUKUSHIMA–As the decontamination process gets under way in the former evacuation advisory zone around the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, residents are wary of uncertainties surrounding the work, such as where contaminated soil will be …

Draft Plan For Future Of Former Nevada Test Site Questioned At DOE Public Hearing

September 29, 2011 – 12:20 pm |

CARSON CITY – Speakers at the fifth and final public hearing to comment on a draft environmental statement that seeks to map the future of the former Nevada Test Site expressed a variety of concerns …