Day: 15 December 2000
Radioactive material found in ‘uncontaminated area’ at Dounreay
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has asked the UK Atomic Energy Authority to undertake an urgent investigation into the latest incident at the Dounreay nuclear site, when a radioactive particle was found in an area previously thought to be clear of contamination.
Toxic chemicals are endangering world’s most valuable supplies of groundwater
The first global survey of groundwater pollution has found that a toxic brew of pesticides, nitrogen fertilisers, industrial chemicals, and heavy metals is fouling groundwater everywhere, and that the damage is often worst in the very places where people most need water.
Government awards four billion-dollar contract to clean up US’s most contaminated nuclear site.
The Department of Energy (DoE) has announced that Bechtel-Washington has been selected to design, construct, and commission a new waste treatment and immobilisation plant to clean up that will remediate tank waste from Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington State.
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