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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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Fukushima Evacuation More Dangerous than Radiation, Doctors Say

October 9, 2012 – 9:52 pm | 2 Comments

The question of reasonable criteria for evacuation in the event of a radiation accident was discussed at a recent meeting of Doctors for Disaster Preparedness.

The Sensitivity Of Gamma Portal Monitors To Personnel Intakes Of Radioactivity

July 12, 2012 – 12:05 pm |
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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.

Model 971 Food-SSAFE Kit for Measuring Radiation in Food

June 12, 2012 – 9:23 pm |
Berkley Nucleonics' 971-Food-SSAFE Kit

The Model 971 Food-SSAFE Kit (Spectrum/Sample Analysis and Food Examination Kit) from Berkeley Nucleonics offers non-technical equipment users an easy method for measuring radiation levels found in fish and meat products, liquids and soil samples. …

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.

SIZE REDUCING ZION UNIT-2 FOR WASTE DISPOSAL

April 9, 2012 – 11:47 pm |
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The Zion Nuclear Power Station consists of two commercial nuclear reactors and is currently being decommissioned. This plant consists of two nearly identical Westinghouse 1085 MWe Pressurized Water Reactors (PWR’s). Each reactor was online for approximately 22 years, after which they sat idle for 15 years.

Gordon Brown demands MoD action after new find outside Dalgety Bay radiation probe area

January 18, 2012 – 11:00 pm | Comments Off

Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown has demanded the Ministry of  Defence provides a timetable for action to clear radiation from a Fife  beach amid revelations the area of contamination is wider than first  thought.
The Kirkcaldy …

Full radiation cleanup won’t begin until at least late March

December 12, 2011 – 11:00 pm | Comments Off

The Environment Ministry said Sunday that full-fledged efforts to decontaminate areas highly polluted by radioactive matter from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant disaster cannot begin until late March or later.
The government needs time to obtain …

Savannah River Site opening up tour opportunities

December 12, 2011 – 8:00 pm | Comments Off

AIKEN, S.C. (WACH/AP) — South Carolina’s former nuclear weapons complex is again offering the public an opportunity to tour the facility.
Starting Monday, members of the public can sign up for the Savannah River Site tours that begin …

Wild monkeys to measure radiation levels in Fukushima

December 12, 2011 – 4:56 pm | Comments Off

The new project, conducted by researchers at Fukushima University, will involve monkeys being fitted with collars containing radiation meters and GPS transmitters.

Scientists will be able to monitor radiation levels deep across forest areas in Fukushima, …

Only specialist firms should clean up areas with high radiation, say health experts

November 29, 2011 – 11:15 pm | Comments Off

Only businesses specializing in radiation should be allowed to be
engaged in the decontamination of areas where annual external exposure
to radiation is over 1 millisievert, experts recommend.
Moreover, such businesses should be required to strictly control
workers’ exposure …