Studsvik is the leading supplier of volumetric survey and disposal services for
lightly contaminated radioactive waste materials in the United States.
Studsvik’s BSFR Program Benefits:
- Greater cost savings to clients
- 24-48 hour waste turnaround time
- Low-level radioactive waste landfill (LLRW) space conservation
From a fixed facility in Memphis, Tennessee, Studsvik can easily dispose of large volumes of lightly contaminated radioactive materials in an efficient and cost-effective manner. The BSFR Program allows Studsvik to survey and conditionally release all types of homogeneously contaminated materials in specified industrial waste (Subtitle D) landfills. Processing and disposal of these waste materials under the BSFR Program is significantly less expensive than disposal at licensed LLRW disposal sites.
How It Works
The radioactive waste container arrives at Studsvik and is surveyed to determine the level of radioactivity. If it meets the specific BSFR requirements, it is taken straight to an industrial landfill. If it does not meet requirements, the material enters the Advanced Materials Processing (AMP) program, where the waste is sorted and processed. Qualifying waste is sent back to the BSFR Program, and the remaining waste is sent to a low-level radioactive waste site.
Studsvik’s BSFR license permits the disposal of low concentrations of over 90 specific radioisotopes and practically all forms of high or medium density solid waste materials, or materials that can be made solid.
Studsvik utilizes portable CANBERRA (ISOCSTM) gamma spectroscopy systems to survey waste materials. Materials can be shipped in any size container, including intermodal container or railcars.
This program can successfully process:
- Paper, plastic, and cardboard
- Concrete and building rubble
- Soils, sand, gravel, and asphalt
- Aqueous liquids (which are absorbed)
- Oils and grease
- Resins, sludges, and charcoal
- Most non-RCRA waste materials