Radioactive waste is a multi-faceted subject. It is important to determine (characterise) the composition of the waste. This enables us to know precisely how to handle the material. Characterisation of radioactive waste is therefore very important.
To inspect the radioactive material, we perform destructive and non-destructive testing methods. Using destructive methods, the material we test will break down. Using non-destructive testing, the material remains intact. Some materials are ‘hot’, or highly radioactive. We have developed special and unique facilities to handle such materials.
We can perform the following types of characterisations:
For more information about the facilities we use for destructive analyses see Laboratory Services.
The storage costs for radioactive waste are largely dependent on the waste category. By sorting waste, the storage costs can be dramatically reduced. NRG has developed unique systems for sorting, characterising and packaging waste thanks to our own RWMP program. One of these systems is HIRARCHI®. This unique, non-destructive system was developed in-house to categorize waste into low, intermediate and high radioactivity levels in an efficient manner.
The decommissioning of nuclear installations, complete with their respective nuclear waste streams is a costly process. The transportation of the nuclear waste also has a price tag. During the design of a nuclear installation, these facets have to be planned, including costs for decommissioning and waste management.
Are you looking for a partner who can provide independent advice? We advise customers from industry and government, both at home and abroad. We are familiar with national and international standards and legislations. This enables us to correctly asses costs and impact.
Our knowledge is up to date and practical, because of:
We advise our customers on:
Using interviews and workshops, we focus on creating an interactive environment for our customers. This enables you to formulate a plan of action together with our experts.