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Candu Tool Decontamination Project Nearing December 2017 Completion

When Hydro Quebec’s mid-cycle refurbishment project was cancelled in 2013, Candu Energy was left with an obsolete tool set designed specifically for refurbishing Candu 6 nuclear reactors.

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UniTech and Exelon Pilot Tool and Equipment Management, RFID Chipping Programs

So far in 2017, UniTech has worked with Exelon on two exciting projects that significantly cut costs and help fulfill the Nuclear Promise.

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Removing Fixed Contamination & Meeting Unique Decon Needs

UniTech’s revolutionary ChemClean process, ideal for tough-to-decontaminate components, is scheduled to be fully operational by the fall 2017 outage season.

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UniTech Acquires Babcock Services’ Oak Ridge Service Center

UniTech Services Group acquired Babcock Services, Inc’s Oak Ridge, TN service center waste processing operations and IceSolve, LLC, its industrial cleaning and remediation service.

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Nuclear Plant Management Under Pressure To Cut Costs

Nuclear plant management is getting the word from above: cut costs or risk closure.
At some point, it becomes challenging for management to devise yet more ways to cut costs without negatively affecting safety or productivity.

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Power Uprates and Decommissioning Needs

One-of-a-kind situations call for solutions intelligently designed to fit the bill. In UniTech’s recent experience, two types of critical-needs situations come to mind.

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Used Frac Tanks Become an Obstacle to Top Regulatory Ratings

Don’t let neglected frac tanks get between your facility and top regulatory rankings. Customers have told us that frac tanks stored onsite are becoming part of the NRC’s focus during onsite inspections. There is a growing concern regarding any item that could potentially have even trace amounts of contamination.

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UniTech Prepares Candu’s 2.5M-Pound Tool Set for Final Disposition

When Hydro Quebec’s refurbishment project was cancelled, Candu Energy was left with an obsolete tool set for refurbishing a Candu 6 reactor. This tool set, weighing in at almost 2.5 million pounds, represented a liability that needed to be managed through final disposition.

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Trailers Storing Equipment On-Site Pose Regulatory Issues for Nuclear Plants

Trailers on a nuclear facility’s site – typically filled with tools, equipment and “who knows what” from past outages – were once a problem that could be postponed until another day.

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UniTech Will Provide Magnox with Laundry and Decontamination Services for Multiple UK Plants

Magnox, the company responsible for managing operations at ten UK nuclear power stations, has signed a $62 million contract for laundry and decontamination services.

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