Casks designed to transport radioactive waste

Waste Control Specialists LLC, a subsidiary of Valhi Inc. (NYSE: VHI), said it will acquire at least two federally-certified shipping casks to facilitate generators’ transportation of Class B and C low-level radioactive waste to the newly-opened Texas Compact Disposal Facility for disposal.

WCS has contracted with Robatel Technologies LLC to design and fabricate the new casks, named RT-100, which will be made of stainless steel and include five inches of lead shielding. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) reviews the design and construction of each cask and issues a certificate of compliance before it is allowed to be placed into service.

“We will begin low-level waste disposal operations later this month using existing casks, with our new RT-100 casks becoming available for use later this year in response to anticipated increased disposal demand,” said William J. Lindquist, CEO of Waste Control Specialists.

WSC said its facility in western Andrews County, Texas is the only commercial facility in the U.S. licensed to dispose of Class A, B and C low-level radioactive waste. It is also licensed for the treatment and storage of low-level radioactive waste and has served as a temporary storage facility for past U.S. Department of Energy projects.

Subscribe to Nuclear Power International magazine

Sponsored by FLSmidth

Related Articles

 Areva expects $5.6bn loss for 2014

Areva expects $5.6bn loss for 2014

France’s Areva announced that it expects to end 2014 with a net loss of about 4.9 billion euros, or $5.6 billion.

U.S. utilities will adapt to energy policy changes

A report says utilities in the U.S. will be able to adapt to changing market conditions, regulatory procedures and emerging trends and technologies.

Follow Power Engineering on Twitter
Latest News

State officials mark construction start for wind farm

State officials are marking the beginning of local construction for what is expected to be th...

295 MW of new generation capacity comes online during March, FERC reports

The amount of new electric generation capacity commissioned during March was a relatively mod...

AEP points out various issues as FERC responds to proposed Clean Power Plan

American Electric Power Service Corp., on behalf of various other American Electric Power (NY...

Location chosen for Entergy's pilot solar project in DeSoto

HUGHES, Miss. (AP) - A location has been selected for a pilot solar project in DeSoto County.

Perry nuclear power plant resumes operations

The 1,268-MW Perry Nuclear Power Plant in Ohio returned to service following a shut down for ...

Dominion Virginia Power shelves plans for offshore wind project

Dominion Virginia Power, a subsidiary of Dominion (NYSE: D), put plans to build an offshore w...

Coal ash recycling company successfully repurposes pond ash

The SEFA Group Inc. recently opened a stand-alone Staged Turbulent Air Reactor (STAR) facilit...

Hawaii energy park, Sandia National Laboratories to test energy storage

The Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority (NELHA) has secured a deal with New Mexico-...

Power Engineering Current Issue

02/01/2015
Volume 119, Issue 2
1502PE-cover
Products Showcase
Dynamic Fluoride Ion cleaning DFIC of industrial natural gas turbines Hi-Tech Furnace Systems

Dynamic Fluoride Ion Cleaning of IGT Parts

The Dynamic Fluoride Ion Cleaning (DFIC) Process from Hi-Tech Furnace Systems is able to clean deep, narrow cracks of oxides by cycling between negative, atmospheric, and positive pressure.

Archived Articles

2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015

Buyers Guide Company Listings

Power Industry Wire News

Rockdale Resources Enters Into Letter of Intent to Acquire Working Interest in a Historical Oklahoma Oil Field

Rockdale Resources Enters Into Letter of Intent to Acquire Working Interest in a Histor...

Scorpio Tankers Inc. Announces Newbuilding Vessel Deliveries and Reminder for Upcoming Conference Call

Scorpio Tankers Inc. Announces Newbuilding Vessel Deliveries and Reminder for Upcoming ...

Falcon Crest Energy Searching for Opportunities Outside Oil and Gas Sector

Falcon Crest Energy Searching for Opportunities Outside Oil and Gas Sector

West Texas Resources, Inc. Announces Appointment of Paul Brogan to Board of Directors

West Texas Resources, Inc. Announces Appointment of Paul Brogan to Board of Directors

Younicos Commends U.S. Department of Energy Call for Energy Storage to Be Part of National Electricity Grid Infrastructure Improvements

Younicos Commends U.S. Department of Energy Call for Energy Storage to Be Part of Natio...

Power Engineering

Article Archives for Power Engineering Magazine

Continuing Education

Professional Development Hours

To access a course listing associated to a specific topic listed below, click on the topic of choice from the list below.

Latest Energy Jobs

View more Job Listings >>