Treatment and conditioning are used to convert radioactive waste materials into forms that are suitable for their transportation, storage and final disposal. This aims to reduce the hazard of the waste by conditioning it into a stable solid form that immobilises it, provides containment to it, and minimises the volume of waste requiring management. You may think that treatment processes such as compaction reduce the volume of waste, however, the amount of radioactivity actually remains the same. The process that is used is dependent completely on the level of activity and type of waste one is dealing with. One must also consider the factor that the strict waste management policies and regulations are different depending on which country you are working in.
A critical step in the safe handling of hazardous waste is labeling and marking all containers appropriately. Hazardous waste labeling and marking requirements are different based on the size of the container. The design and size of labels are based on international standards and are used to identify the hazards within each different container. BE3 ensures this uniformity in the labeling and marking of containers used for such waste.
In order to ensure the safety of disposing hazardous materials, many wastes will be treated and disposed of in landfills or incinerators, while others can be recycled safely and effectively. Treatment Storage and Disposal Facilities can also provide safe, regulated, temporary storage and final treatment or disposal for hazardous wastes.
Here at BE3, we ensure that every customer’s waste is properly managed.
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