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Radwaste Solutions is a specialty magazine covering the decommissioning and waste management segments of the nuclear industry. Editorial features include the generation, handling, treatment, cleanup, transportation, storage, and disposal of radioactive waste. Created by the American Nuclear Society in 1994, the magazine covers the radwaste business throughout the United States as well as activities outside of the U.S.

Featured Articles

Getting Rid of Inventory

With the nation’s program for managing spent nuclear fuel (SNF) and high-level radioactive waste currently stalled, the Department of Energy has been laying the groundwork for implementing an integrated waste management system to allow it to take possession of SNF from commercial power reactors as required by law.... (More)

The Waste Factory Approach

Over its 75-year life, the 2,200-acre East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP) in Oak Ridge, Tenn., has seen unprecedented transformations—from weapons production facility to environmental cleanup site to multiuse industrial park.... (More)

Implementation of Radiological Emergency Monitoring Systems Post-Fukushima

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The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power accident in 2011 strongly highlighted the need to further strengthen effective regulatory control and oversight around Nuclear Power Plants... (More)

Sustaining the Momentum: A Report from the 2017 Waste Management Conference

As new priorities and budgets loom, the 2017 Waste Management Conference offered an opportunity to reflect on progress made and lessons learned... (More)

The New Decommissioning Rules

Currently, the licensed owner of a commercial nuclear power reactor must seek exemptions and amendments to its operating license when the reactor is shut down and decommissioning work begins… (More)

Savannah River's Passive Groundwater Remediation

Workers with Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) at the Department of Energy's Savannah River Site (SRS) in Aiken, S.C., continue to expand their use of passive groundwater clean-up systems that rely on nature to help lower costs, consume less energy, and reduce carbon emissions... (More)

Borehole Construction and Operation for Disposal in Crystalline Rocks

The possibility of disposing of radioactive waste in very deep boreholes has been considered for more than 50 years. A deep borehole disposal (DBD) concept was researched in some detail by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Nuclear Waste Isolation (ONWI) in the early 1980s... (More)

Editor's Notes

Spring 2018: (Not so) happy anniversary

It would be a mistake to assign too much value to anniversaries. After all, they merely mark arbitrary points in time. Recognizing important past events, however, can be an instructive, if not cathartic, exercise... (More)

Fall 2017: The Future of Things Past

This issue of Radwaste Solutions is coming out just as two notable waste management meetings are set to begin—Exchange Monitor’s RadWaste Summit in Summerlin, Nev. and the 2017 National Cleanup Workshop in Alexandria, Va... (More)

Spring 2017: WIPP: Back in Business

On February 5, 2014, a salt haul truck in the underground of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in New Mexico caught fire. Nine days later, in an unrelated incident, an exothermic chemical reaction in a waste drum caused it to breach, spreading radioactive contamination through the underground... (More)

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