EnergySolutions, headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, is one of the world’s largest processors of low level waste , and is the largest nuclear waste company in the United States. It was founded by Steve Creamer in 2007 through the merger of four waste disposal companies : Envirocare, Scientech D&D, BNG America, and Duratek.EnergySolutions has operations in over 40 states; and owns and operates a licensed landfill to dispose of radioactive waste approximately 60 miles west of Salt Lake City, UT in Tooele County, Utah. It also operates another disposal site in Barnwell County, South Carolina. The company possesses technology to convert waste into alternative material such as durable glass, and is contracted by the United States Department of Energy to assist in waste conversion efforts. The company holds the naming rights to EnergySolutions Arena.On June 7, 2007, the company took over operational and management responsibilities of several Magnox atomic plants from British Nuclear Fuels plc in United Kingdom through the acquisition of the BNFL subsidiary - Reactor Sites Management Company . Wikipedia.
Geosynthetics | Year: 2015
The case study focused on the construction of a crucial thin rock layer over geosynthetics and the solution encountered during the first construction phase of an RCRA Subtitle C embankment cover system at a hazardous and radioactive disposal site. The top and 5:1 sideslopes of the cover system were constructed with a cap consisting of geosynthetics and native rock products. The process included the selection and testing of an appropriate geotextile and geomembrane system and the placement of a thin, 15.24cm-(6-in.)-thick filter rock cover layer placed directly over the required geosynthetics followed by the placement of further rock layers. The construction of this 15.24cm filter rock layer was successfully addressed by the project team. This case history specified how the contractors successfully placed this thin filter rock system using a portable conveyor device while protecting the geosynthetics.
EnergySolutions | Date: 2015-02-26
Methods for manufacturing an isotopic filtration module and methods for filtering water according to its isotopic forms. In some implementations, graphene oxide flakes may be dispersed in an aqueous medium to form a graphene oxide solution. The graphene oxide solution may be applied to a substrate to form a laminated graphene oxide membrane comprising a plurality of graphene oxide sheets coupled together in a layered, interlocking structure. The laminated graphene oxide membrane may be positioned in a filtration housing configured to be coupled with a wastewater stream of a nuclear power plant in order to filter the wastewater stream according to its isotopic forms.
EnergySolutions | Date: 2014-08-19
Methods and systems for filtering water according to its isotopic forms. In some embodiments, a stream of water comprising at least two distinct isotopic forms of water may be directed into one or more filtration modules comprising a graphene oxide membrane. The graphene oxide membrane(s) may be used to separate the stream into a permeate and a retentate, wherein the permeate comprises an increased concentration of light water relative to the retentate.
EnergySolutions | Date: 2013-03-14
A system and method for managing spent nuclear fuel includes a small capacity canister that preferably encloses or encapsulates a single spent nuclear fuel rod assembly but can enclose up to six spent nuclear fuel rod assemblies. The canister is air tight and prevents radioactive material from escaping. The canister is loaded by positioning a single spent nuclear fuel rod assembly in the canister and then closing the canister to make it air tight.
EnergySolutions | Date: 2013-09-09
A method for vitrification of waste to reduce the formation of persistent secondary phases comprising separating at least one glass frit constituent from an initial glass frit to form a modified glass frit. The waste, modified glass frit, and the at least one glass frit constituent are mixed together with the modified glass frit and the at least one glass frit constituent being added as separate components. The resulting mixture is vitrified.