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Management of Metal Waste With High Concentration of Natural Radionuclides: Its Problems and Experience

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Alexander B. Gelbutovskiy, Peter I. Cheremisin, Alexander V. Troshev

JSC “ECOMET-S”, Sosnoviy Bor, Leningrad Region, Russia

Paper No. ICEM2009-16222, pp. 317-323; 7 pages
  • ASME 2009 12th International Conference on Environmental Remediation and Radioactive Waste Management
  • ASME 2009 12th International Conference on Environmental Remediation and Radioactive Waste Management, Volume 1
  • Liverpool, UK, October 11–15, 2009
  • Conference Sponsors: Nuclear Engineering Division and Environmental Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4407-6 | eISBN: 978-0-7918-3865-X
  • Copyright © 2009 by ASME


The given work describes the problem and the offered solutions for the NORM contaminated metal waste generated in the oil & gas and other non-atomic industries. The Russian Federation regulatory base, the fundamental metal LLW treatment scheme in accordance with Sanitary Rules and standards are given. It is shown, that one of the treatment ways is the processing at a specialized enterprise. Such an only enterprise in Russian Federation is the Joint-Stock Company (JSC) “ECOMET-S”. Its main activities are radwaste management, processing and disposal of the metal LLW. The operations’ main goal is to reduce the waste volume to its minimum before further burial and to return the clean metal to the unrestricted commercial turnover. The worked out technology and the enterprise industrial capacity are represented. JSC “ECOMET-S” activities results and processing and disposal schedule are given.

Copyright © 2009 by ASME



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