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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.


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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)



The Atlas Railcar Project

In 2015, as part of its plans for an integrated nuclear waste management program, the Department of Energy awarded a 43-month, $8.63 million contract to Areva Federal Services for the design and fabrication of prototype railcars for nuclear material transportation... (More)


Zion: A Progress Report

With each passing day, the radiological risk is reduced at the closed Zion nuclear power plant in northeastern Illinois, allowing for crews to come in with heavy equipment and begin taking down the plant's larger structures... (More)




The Role of Robotics in U.K. D&D

The Robotics and Autonomous Systems Network of the United Kingdom held its first U.K. Robotics Week during June 25 to July 1. The event was designed to encourage experts from industry, the government, and academia to discuss possible applications of robotic technologies... (More)



Editor's Notes

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)


Fall 2016: We've Got This

As this issue was in the final stages of production the ANS Decommissioning and Remote Systems meeting was being held in Pittsburgh, Pa. During his keynote address to the conference, William Magwood... (More

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