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... landscape on the edge of the Ural Mountains bore the brunt of one of the world's worst nuclear accidents. On Sept. 29, 1957, decades before three mile island, Chernobyl and Fukushima entered the lexicon of landmark nuclear disasters, a buried cache of liquid radioactive waste from Mayak exploded.
Such an incident would have spewed many other radioactive pollutants besides ruthenium. The southern Urals are home to the secretive Mayak facility, the scene of one of the world's worst nuclear accidents 60 years ago, and speculation soon turned to a possible accident at its reprocessing plant, which ...

Italy operated a total of four nuclear power plants starting in the early 1960s but decided to phase out nuclear power in a referendum that followed the 1986 Chernobyl accident. It closed its last two operating plants, Caorso and Trino, in 1990. Plans for waste management include the development of a ...
In a major step toward cleaning up the world's worst nuclear disaster, workers at Chernobyl have begun moving much of the stricken facility's liquid nuclear waste into long term storage. The commissioning of Chernobyl's liquid radioactive treatment plant is meant to tackle the 22,000 tons of irradiated water ...
And small plants won't solve perhaps the biggest problem with nuclear power: what to do with the radioactive waste. ... National plans for a nuclear future atomized in a cloud of radioactive gas on March 28, 1979, with the meltdown at three mile island, an accident that Reyes helped investigate as a ...

According to the article, a peer-reviewed study by Duke University showed, "In some cases the sediment exceeded levels that would require disposal at federally designated radioactive waste disposal sites." The Post-Gazette's article quotes Avner Vengosh, a study co-author and professor of geochemistry ...
Awarded at over N400 million in 2009, what was supposed to be a radioactive waste management facility at Nigeria's nuclear technology Centre never came to life. Instead, a building overgrown with scrubs lies east of the gamma irradiation facility. Waste management plants and equipment comprise ...
... in traditional nuclear plants, which use fission. The risks associated with these plants have resulted in accidents such as Chernobyl in 1986 and the Fukushima disaster in 2011. Nuclear fusion, which Klinger and his colleagues are working on, promises to be safe, and generates no radioactive waste or ...
The federal agency that oversees nuclear waste stored at plants across the country has granted exemptions to the amount of insurance required at the ... the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS), allowing significant reductions in insurance requirements in case any accidents occur inside or ...
A group of French journalists in Russia were fined for trying to track down the source of a radioactive cloud that European regulators have said ... The cause of the leak, Bellona and most other experts agree, was likely an error with a filtration system on an oven used to bake nuclear waste into glass - a ...
Ever since the commercialisation of nuclear energy as a source of power in the 1950s, the first major nuclear accident was in the year 1961 at Idaho Falls .... communities around mines have first-hand experience of environmental degradation in the form of sludge in water bodies and radioactive waste piles ...
It took Chancellor Angela Merkel's government just a few weeks after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident to order the complete shutdown of Germany's nuclear power generation. But it will take decades to remove and store the thousands of radioactive fuel rods and clear away millions of tons of concrete ...
It would also facilitate cooperation in radioactive waste management and nuclear and radiological accident mitigation and environmental protection. The Nuclear Medicine Unit at the University of Peradeniya in Sri Lanka has been supported by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for over 40 ...
The vehicle that met with accident on Wednesday had warning stickers to indicate that it was carrying radioactive material. These vehicles are used to transport the spent nuclear fuel which refers to the bundles of uranium pellets encased in metal rods that have been used to power a nuclear reactor.
The reality is that much of this highly radioactive waste will remain too hot to be moved away from San Onofre for several decades. Meanwhile, Southern California Edison has opted for the most "commercially reasonable" solution, which will absolve them of huge liabilities, but leaves us with temporary ...
The facility is to be financed by radioactive waste generators - EDF, Areva and the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission - and managed by ... ASN requested its technical arm, the Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety, examine the dossier and provide feedback.

State and county officials say they have no data to compare Simco's accident rates to rates on other local roads, but Brennan said Simco has more than its ... Most of the paving cost was paid by U.S. ecology, the Boise hazardous- and radioactive-waste disposal company, and J.R. Simplot Co., the Boise ...
Kim Budil, the university's vice president for national labs, said UC, which has been involved in running LANL since 1943, had adapted and improved since an accident caused by LANL shut down the nation's nuclear waste storage facility near Carlsbad in 2014. Budil also admitted there had been "missed ...
The damage that could be caused by mishandling of nuclear waste came into focus after the occurrence of Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan in 2011. Spent fuel rods were found to be one of the major causes of the radioactive emission for the accident that took place at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear ...
Birol worries about what will replace nuclear energy in countries that are decommissioning their aging plants. ... The apprehension about nuclear energy stems from concerns about nuclear waste as well as the likelihood of an accident, as was driven home by the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant in ...
Present time is what the Summit to Halt High-Level nuclear waste is about. The WIPP accident stalled the nuclear industry and is forcing us to take a second look. If we can't effectively deal with LOW-level nuclear waste, then how are we going to handle HIGH-level nuclear waste? Are there better ways to ...
The most radioactive stuff--3.2 million pounds of spent uranium-235--will be interred on-site in steel-and-concrete casks that will dot the landscape like tombstones. It's a fitting metaphor for what seems like the beginning of the end of America's nuclear-energy ambitions. San Onofre is one of 19 nuclear ...
But today's nuclear plants use fission, which splits atoms of rare metals like uranium. Fission creates radioactive waste and can be hard to control -- as evidenced by reactor accidents like those at three mile island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima. Another form of nuclear energy known as fusion, which joins ...
Nuclear plant costs were a major factor in Xcel's last rate hike request. Also, nuclear power comes with a big asterisk to environmentalists. That's because nuclear power's age-old problem -- how to store highly radioactive waste for the long term -- has yet to be resolved. And while nuclear accidents are of ...
SPECIAL REPORT: Amidst safety concerns, Nigeria signs nuclear power project with Russia's Rosatom .... "First thing that comes to mind when nuclear is mentioned is radioactive wastes, our concern is, judging by the experience in fossil fuels, that we might be heading towards an environmental disaster," ...
The Swheat Scoop brand litter reacted with nitrates and caused a chemical reaction that popped open the waste drum, spreading radioactive contamination. It's been noted by critics of the nation's pre-eminent nuclear weapons lab that any high school chemistry teacher would likely have known that organic ...
To date, 34 towns in Connecticut have passed ordinances against the storage, transfer and treatment of toxic, radioactive fracking waste. To be able to hold the town meeting in order to vote on the ordinance, Redding resident Kelly Harran needed to gather a minimum of 50 signatures on a legal petition.
But there are numerous abandoned uranium mines worldwide, as well as nuclear weapons testing sites and nuclear accident sites, that are contaminated by radioactive elements such as uranium. '80 years since [South Terras'] abandonment, we wanted to investigate the chemical form of the uranium to ...
"If you store the nuclear waste canisters on the beach, there is no existing adequate defense on the ocean side. A small group of motivated terrorists could attack the interim storage site and spread radioactive materials all over the place," he says. People within 50 miles would be evacuated -- about 8.5 ...
Welch does not care that if nuclear waste is shipped from Vermont Yankee and the other 99 nuclear reactors in the United States to Yucca Mountain, Nevada, these shipments of highly radioactive irradiated nuclear fuel would be on the roads, rails and waterways of 43 states going past the homes of tens of ...
Radioactive waste must be safely isolated from the environment for thousands of years. Who will be responsible ... Vermont Yankee has also had its share of accidents and safety concerns over the years. One has to ... This would set a dangerous precedent for the decommissioning of other nuclear plants.
While nuclear plants don't emit pollution, they do generate radioactive waste and come with the risks of catastrophic accidents. However, there's nothing in the bailout legislation to make the plants safer. With no risk that the plants will close in the near future, why should New Jersey electric customers be ...
When nuclear fuel is burnt, it generates energy but leaves behind highly radioactive waste which poses a big threat to health and the environment for thousands ... In the nuclear energy fraternity an accident anywhere is considered an accident for all and therefore a lot of intellectual energy is used to study the incident and ...
... a nuclear weapons production facility that operated from 1952 to 1992. In 1953, the plant began to produce plutonium pits, or triggers, to be used in the manufacturing of nuclear weapons. It was a nasty place to work. There were accidents, including a plutonium fire in 1957. Radioactive waste was found ...
Once the plant's Unit B reactor shuts down, only seven nuclear reactors will remain online in the country, including Gundremmingen's remaining one. Unit B's closure has been planned for some time as part of Germany's plan to phase out nuclear power following the 2011 Fukushima disaster in Japan.
But today's nuclear plants use fission, which splits atoms of rare metals like uranium. Fission creates radioactive waste and can be hard to control -- as evidenced by reactor accidents like those at three mile island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima. Another form of nuclear energy known as fusion, which joins ...
Japan Nuclear Fuel Limited has announced a further three-year delay in the schedule for completing the Rokkasho reprocessing plant and J-MOX mixed-oxide ... Used fuel and radioactive waste storage and disposal facilities are also subject to the revised rules, as are research reactors and nuclear fuel ...
21 (Xinhua) -- Ukraine will get a loan of 250 million U.S. dollars from the U.S. institutions for a construction of a facility for nuclear waste near the destroyed Chernobyl ... The Chernobyl plant located some 130 km from Kiev, witnessed one of the worst nuclear accidents in human history on April 26, 1986.
21 (Xinhua) -- Ukraine will get a loan of 250 million U.S. dollars from the U.S. institutions for a construction of a facility for nuclear waste near the destroyed Chernobyl ... The Chernobyl plant located some 130 km from Kiev, witnessed one of the worst nuclear accidents in human history on April 26, 1986.
In 1957, a storage tank containing highly radioactive nuclear weapons waste exploded at Mayak, exposing at least 272,000 people to dangerous levels of radiation. The accident was the third most serious nuclear disaster of all time, after far more famous accidents at Chernobyl and Fukushima.
For decades, radioactive waste has been dumped or seeped into the Techa. Nearby is the Mayak nuclear installation, one of the largest nuclear complexes in the world, now run by Russian state nuclear regulator and operator Rosatom to reprocess spent nuclear fuel. In 1957, a nuclear accident at Mayak ...
Mayak is a nuclear complex that has been responsible for at least two of the country's biggest radioactive accidents. ... fishes in a lake that connects to the nearby Techa River, near the village of Muslyumovo, Chelyabinsk region, Russia, which is polluted with radioactive waste from the Mayak nuclear plant.
The fresh denial comes at the same time as the government began publically soliciting bids to clean up a radioactive accident at the facility at Mayak, ... But that in itself is a nod to another cover up: In 1957, during Moscow's scramble to advance the nuclear arms race, a tank of atomic weapons waste ...
"Radioactive waste and spent fuel should be managed safely, securely, and responsibly," said Khammar Mrabit, Director General of the Moroccan Nuclear and Radiological Safety and Security Agency. "The Joint Convention is the only legally binding international instrument that offers a platform for ...
The source of the Ru-106 release could be facility number 235, which vitrifies highly radioactive waste. The same accident, according to the IAEA, occurred in 2001 in a similar nuclear fuel reprocessing plant at La Hague in northern France. A new vitrification furnace--the SverdNIIkhimmash EP-500/5--was ...
Their message is that testing was dangerous but nuclear waste disposal is safe. But we have seen accidents happen with atmospheric tests, where clouds were carried off by unexpected winds to places where they were not forecast to go. We also remember several underground tests that vented and ...
Dailey discovered she lives less than half a mile away from West Lake landfill and its toxic nuclear waste. She says the odors become "much more nauseating" in 2011 and 2012. "The odors from that landfill is just a symptom of that problem and the problem is the underground fire," she said. Dailey joined ...
On the banks of the Ottawa River, some 200 kilometres northwest of Ottawa, sits the Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL). Created in 1944 by the U.K, U.S. and Canada to produce plutonium for nuclear bombs, this Chalk River facility experienced numerous serious accidents in the early decades of atomic ...
The source of the Ru-106 release could be facility number 235, which vitrifies highly radioactive waste. The same accident, according to the IAEA, occurred in 2001 in a similar nuclear fuel reprocessing plant at La Hague in northern France. A new vitrification furnace--the SverdNIIkhimmash EP-500/5--was ...


 

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