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REMOVING HIGH-RISK COMPONENTS FROM K-25 DEMOLITION CONTINUES

January 20, 2013 – 10:43 pm |

In a complex task made more complicated by building conditions, historical restraints, and the fact that it was just plain hot, URS | CH2M Oak Ridge (UCOR) has safely removed the highest threat remaining at the mammoth K-25 building at the East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP).

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

July 12, 2012 – 12:00 pm |
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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.

ENERGY SPENT IN DECOMMISSIONING

July 12, 2012 – 12:00 pm |

Quite recently, I was taken aback when somebody asked me about the energy (e.g. Mwh or Petajoules, PJ) spent to demolish a NPP, and the innuendo was that the decommissioning-related energy could be comparable with the construction of the same NPP, and even to the energy generated by that plant. I must admit I had no answer to offer on the spot. And yet, I realized soon that this is an argument used at times by the anti-nuclear groups. Was this really a loaded question? I decided to launch an enquiry among my colleagues and friends and I am glad to share the results with you.

Sullivan VP Rick Dearholt Elected as ETEBA President

May 29, 2012 – 9:12 pm |

On April 1st, 2012 Sullivan’s Vice President of Business Development, Rick Dearholt was elected as President elect for the Energy, Technology and Environmental Business Association (ETEBA).

Access Hundreds of Companies in the Industry

May 21, 2012 – 1:25 pm |

Visit the NDR Buyers Guide to access hundreds of companies doing business in the Nuclear Decommissioning Industry. Read descriptions of companies’ offerings, get contact info and more at www.buyersguide.ndreport.com.

The Beauty of Decommissioning

May 18, 2012 – 9:54 am |

Too often in environmental design, visual quality—aesthetics—is misunderstood as only a minor concern, dependent on volatile taste and thus undefinable. Yet a substantial body of research indicates the importance of visual quality in the environment to the public and has uncovered systematic patterns of human response to visual attributes of the built environment.

CLEAN-UP CHALLENGES IN OAK RIDGE

May 18, 2012 – 9:39 am |
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Tearing down the huge Manhattan Project facilities at the former K-25 site, now known as the East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP) Heritage Center, and disposal of the hazardous and radioactive waste generated by their demolition pose some of the most complex environmental remediation challenges in the Department of Energy (DOE) complex.

FIRE PROTECTION ON A NUCLEAR D&D SITE

April 9, 2012 – 11:55 pm |
It is important to communicate with the local/onsite fire department regarding the progress of the D&D project.

Fire protection during decontamination and demolition is tough. There are a myriad of hazards, logistical challenges, changing conditions and unexpected problems. Performing D&D work is challenging even under ideal conditions.

AMEC awarded three-year environmental support framework agreement at Sellafield

March 7, 2012 – 7:35 am |

AMEC, the international engineering and project management company, has been awarded a framework agreement by Sellafield Limited to provide specialist environmental consultancy support on the Sellafield site.
The three-year agreement, the value of which has not …

WM 2012 PHOENIX EXHIBITOR HALL FEBRUARY 26 – FEBRUARY 29, 2012 PHOENIX CONVENTION CENTER WEST BUILDING HALLS 1, 2, AND 3

February 21, 2012 – 8:10 pm |
WM 2012 PHOENIX EXHIBITOR HALL FEBRUARY 26 - FEBRUARY 29, 2012 PHOENIX CONVENTION CENTER WEST BUILDING HALLS 1, 2, AND 3

WM 2012 PHOENIX EXHIBITOR HALL
FEBRUARY 26 – FEBRUARY 29, 2012
PHOENIX CONVENTION CENTER WEST BUILDING
HALLS 1, 2, AND 3
 
AAT Carriers, Inc.
Booth: 320
ABW Technologies, Inc.
Booth: 219
ALS Environmental
Booth: 426
AMEC
Booth: 315
AREVA
Booth: 301
ARS International, Inc.
Booth: 615
AT&F Nuclear, Inc.
Booth: 731
ATI Nuclear …

WM2012: Improving the Future of Waste Management

February 21, 2012 – 8:05 pm |
WMS is a non-profit organization dedicated to education and opportunity in waste management. It was founded to provide a forum for discussing and seeking cost-effective and environmentally responsible solutions to the safe management and disposition of radioactive waste and radioactive materials.

The WM2012 Conference, presented by WM Symposia (WMS), will be held February 26 – March 1, 2012 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S. The WM Conference is widely regarded as a premier international conference for the management of radioactive material and related topics. The annual conference attracts over 2,000 registrants from around the world, providing them with opportunities for networking, professional growth, education and business.