Tag: Radioactive Waste

Public Utilities, Waste Management

U.S. EPA Sets Cleanup Dates for Landfill Containing Manhattan Project Waste

February 6, 2023

Via: Waste360

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has set a date to begin remediation of radioactive waste located at the West Lake Landfill. Clean-up will initiate at the landfill, located in Bridgeton, Mo. in March 2024. The radioactive waste was shipped to […]

Other Utilities, Public Utilities, Waste Management

Department of Energy Seeks Landfill for Manhattan Project Debris

May 18, 2022

Via: Waste360

The Department of Energy is hosting a 30-day comment period to determine where to put decades-old waste from the Manhattan Project work. The site is called Y-12, and environmental regulators and the community have been discussing plans since a landfill […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

Extracting Uranium from Radioactive Waste

February 4, 2022

Via: Waste Management World

Scientists at Ural Federal University have figured out how to process sludge containing radioactive uranium, which will help provide uranium for the nuclear industry. “We have succeeded in extracting uranium suitable for recycling into nuclear fuel production,” explains Ksenia Nalivaiko, […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

Washington Plant on Track to Treat Radioactive Waste in 2023

January 14, 2021

Via: Waste360

A plant in Washington State will begin processing 56 million gallons of radioactive waste in 2023. The plant will turn low-activity radioactive waste into glass and disposing of it safely, in a process called vitrification. The plant’s millions of gallons […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

Copeland Council Forms Working Group Around Radioactive Waste Disposal Site

November 6, 2020

Via: Waste360

Copeland Council has formed a working group to identify a new radioactive waste disposal site. In 2013, the Council looked at the Geological Disposal Facility (GDF) but Cumbria County refused permission. If approved today, the site would store the UK’s […]