Experience & Knowledge Gained From Contracting with the U.S. DOE: A Snapshot in History

For a number of years, and since its conception in 1997, various elements of corporate leadership found within JD & Associates, LLC have been entrenched and immersed in various D&D projects scattered throughout the DOE federal complex, including numerous nuclear facilities both of foreign and domestic origin.

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DOE Seeks Partner for Post Fiscal Year 2016 Legacy Cleanup at Los Alamos

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center announced it intends to solicit by means of full

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Major Milestone in Fukushima Decommissioning Effort Achieved

After months of careful preparation, workers at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station successfully completed removal of the largest and most complex piece of rubble from the severely damaged Unit 3 reactor building: the facility’s fuel handling machine (FHM).

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U.S., Ohio Approve Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant Site Deactivitation & Decommissioning Plans

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) and DOE have agreed to a plan to demolish the massive, iconic process buildings and other facilities undergoing deactivation and decommissioning (D&D) at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant.

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Free Nuclear D&D Webinar: Oak Ridge and Turnkey Discuss Latest D&D Best Practices

Nuclear Decommissioning Report would like to invite you to join us in a free webinar: “Maximizing project efficiencies using the latest best practices”. The 60 minute webinar will take place Thursday August 2nd at 11.00am EST/ 8.00am Pacific/ 4.00pm UK.

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The Sensitivity Of Gamma Portal Monitors To Personnel Intakes Of Radioactivity

Gamma radiation portal monitors are commonly used as an element of a radiation protection program at nuclear facilities. While they are are primarily used for personnel monitoring of external contamination, they also have the ability to detect internally deposited radioisotopes.

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USE OF HEPA FILTERED VENTILATION AS AN ENGINEERED CONTROL FOR D&D WORK

High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters remove radioactive particles from the air and are used by the nuclear industry as an engineered control. The HEPA filters can be flexible and heat sealed into waste bags, 2 – 40 CFM filters used in respirators or glove bags, or larger filters mounted in ventilation systems. When mounted in a ventilation system, they capture airborne particles before they are spread or reach a worker’s breathing zone. Unfortunately, the use of HEPA filtered ventilation is not well understood. Most workers have had little or no training on how to use ventilation to capture airborne particles.

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