Solution

Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management

The challenge as we see it

Disposing of radioactive waste can be a costly and time-consuming effort if not managed properly. In addition to logistical considerations, meeting compliance requirements of state and federal regulations can be a daunting task. The first step toward bringing a program into compliance is identifying all types of radioactive waste. While some examples are obvious, such as contaminated rags and gloves, a full audit should be performed to verify and account for all streams.


Our differentiated value 

We provide efficient, cost-effective ways to manage your low-level radioactive waste that comply with all EPA, DOT, State and Waste Acceptance Criteria standards. Our trained professionals are experienced in obtaining approvals for processing and disposing waste at our own facilities and at third-party sites that pass our strict audit program. We arrange all transportation and ensures arrival at the selected processing facilities.

For over thirty years, we have been providing a range of specialty services to the nuclear industry at our Alaron Nuclear Services facility in Wampum, Pennsylvania. Strategically located near multiple utilities and other facilities in the nuclear industry, it’s an ideal transfer site for soils and debris generated through decommissioning work on the East Coast that are ultimately destined for disposal at a low-level disposal site.

Our trained field service personnel can identify and classify radioactive and mixed wastes, including:

  • Dry active waste
  • Scintillation vials/fluids
  • Solvents
  • Corrosive materials
  • Aqueous liquids
  • Sludges
  • Resins
  • Biological wastes
  • Soils
  • Sealed sources
  • Contaminated lead
  • Metals
  • Equipment
Veolia is uniquely positioned to service industry, government and commercial entities in improving performance, managing water, waste and energy.
We are a proven partner to the nuclear industry, thanks to our long history of service, compliance and innovative solutions.
 

Our solutions for low-level radioactive waste management

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Our team of highly-experienced technicians is adept at processing radioactive equipment and materials for disposal or recovery. When recycling or recovery options are viable, we will help you realize true recycling by providing decontamination and refurbishment services to remove these items from the inventory of radioactive waste liability and restore them as valuable assets to your company.

We specialize in managing radioactive waste programs and can evaluate the different waste streams, recommending the most cost effective disposal methods.
 

Many on-site service programs are available and can be customized to meet the needs of each individual generator. Our personnel are available for properly managing incoming package receipts, in accordance with each generator's procedures and surveys, as specified in the company's radioactive materials license. 

Among the services offered are:

  • Collecting low-level radioactive waste from individual containers
  • Tracking and keeping records of radioactive material in containers
  • Conducting lab surveys and coordinating waste shipments
  • Training, audits and procedural reviews provided by our experience project managers

Benefits for our customers

Efficient, cost-effective solutions

Custom on-site service

Standards to meet regulatory compliance


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