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This is in line with the UK Nuclear Industry Low-Level Waste Strategy and the principles of the Waste Management Hierarchy.
A final Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Low-Level Waste/Mixed Low-Level Waste (LLW/MLLW) Disposal procurement has been issued by the US government's Department of Energy (DOE) Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center (EMCBC).
A report by environment agency Sepa last year gave the Caithness plant an "at risk" rating for the management of radioactive waste and a "poor" for management of the low-level waste vaults.
On the basis of waste type, the market is segmented into high-level, intermediate-level, and low-level waste.
Pursuant to the contract extension, ITG will continue to characterise, certify, package and store transuranic waste for offsite disposal; dispose mixed low-level waste at a treatment and/or disposal facility; retrieve stored waste from the Transuranic Storage Area-Retrieval Enclosure; and complete upgrades to the Waste Treatment Facility.
The recycling process used by Studsvik has made a substantial step towards massively reducing low-level waste in the nuclear industry for years to come.
A special facility is required to store the low-level waste in Japan.
ABOUT 2,600 litres of low-level waste from the Hunterston B nuclear power station was released into the Firth of Clyde by accident earlier this year, it has been revealed.
The Trawsfynydd nuclear plant, now a store for low-level waste
The business has applied to the Environment Agency (EA) to double the amount of low-level waste it can take off site from 300 cubic metres a year to 600.
NORDIC BUSINESS REPORT-27 July 2009-Swedish Studsvik secures SEK73m low-level waste treatment contract with SOGIN in Italy(C)1994-2009 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.
The DOE is ahead of schedule on packaging nuclear materials for disposal, disposing of low-level waste, and removing buildings, but lags on the tougher and costlier tasks of disposing of transuranic and radioactive tank wastes and closing tanks that contained radioactive waste.

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