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Perma-Fix News

Perma-Fix DSSI Facility Begins Treatment Of Reactive Sodium Waste

sodium waste program

May 17, 2018

Design, construction, and testing is complete on a processing system used to deactivate residual reactive sodium contained in drums. The processing system is contained within a temperature and humidity controlled enclosure located in the DSSI processing facility.
Conceptual and engineering design as well as fabrication and construction of the system were completed by DSSI employees.

We've Moved!

e-manifest program

May 9, 2018

The Perma-Fix Business Center is excited to announce that we have moved from Knoxville to Commerce Park in Oak Ridge, TN! Our main phone number will remain the same. Please note our new address:

    Perma-Fix Business Center
    1093 Commerce Park Drive
    Suite 300
    Oak Ridge, TN 37830
    Phone: (865) 690-0501

New EPA E-manifest Regulations for Hazardous Waste Shipments

e-manifest program

April 16, 2018

On Jan 3, 2018 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) signed the final ruling for the implementation of E-manifest submission required on all hazardous waste shipments. This ruling will require all manifests to be submitted and signed electronically starting in June.

Perma-Fix is here to help all of our customers in this transition. Perma-Fix is committed to educating our staff and our customers to ensure compliance and satisfaction in our handling of waste from pick up to final disposal. "New regulations always present the potential for business disruption, but with Perma-Fix as your waste management solutions provider we will reduce any hurdles or learning curve you incur in the transition. The eventual benefits of the new system will be worth the effort in changing the way we track shipments of hazardous waste" explains Perma-Fix of Florida EHS Manager, Kurt Fogleman.

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Pembroke Ontario Office Grand Opening

Pembroke Ontario

March 26, 2018

Perma-Fix Canada is proud to announce the opening of our new office in downtown Pembroke, ON, Canada. The office is in very close proximity to Chalk River Laboratory facility where we are presently providing radiation protection personnel and waste management consulting services. This office will serve as our Perma-Fix Canada Operations Headquarters.

Scott Walnicki Certified Health Physicist (CHP)

Scott Walnicki

March 26, 2018

Congratulations to Scott Walnicki for achieving certification by the American Board of Health Physicists. Scott has been a member of our Technical Services Group for over 15 years and his certification brings our total to 6 full time CHP's on staff.

Perma-Fix Northwest (PFNW) Hosts Emergency Drill

pfnw drill

pfnw drill

March 21, 2018

PFNW, Perma-Fix's Richland, Washington facility, hosted an emergency response drill on Wednesday, March 21st. Why hosted and not held? Because at the direction of Assistant General Manager and ESH&Q Manager Curt Cannon, it was a joint drill which also involved a combination of the Richland, Pasco, and Kennewick Fire Departments. "The drills are a requirement as part of our regulatory compliance and, whenever we can, we like to involve the local agencies," says Curt.

The drill involved a simulation in which a pair of employees entered a tank to perform clean out and survey operations and were later found unconscious inside it. Coordinated by PFNW responders, fire department responders were called rescue operations were undertaken to retrieve the entrants. Throughout the operation, Perma-Fix employee Jesse Romero, who is an actual on site Emergency Coordinator, as well as a Perma-Fix Low-Level Thermal Supervisor, choreographed the response, including the 911 call, air monitoring, incident scribe, and the initial retrieval operations that took place prior to the arrival of the fire department. Jesse worked closely with the collaborative departments to complete the rescue operation and render the incident safe and secure.

Both entrants were safely removed from the tanker without incident. Perma-Fix appointed observers to record the good and the bad, and were given the opportunity to share the observations with Jesse and his team and foster the continuous improvement always strives for at the facility. Not only did PFNW employees learn a few lessons from the 25 emergency responders representing the Tri-Cities, but the responders themselves were quick to point out that they also gained some new insights as well. Great job to all those involved!

Canadian Nuclear Association's conference and trade show CNA2018

CNA2018 friends

March 20, 2018

Canada's Nuclear Advantage: The Next Generation in Ottawa achieved record attendance due to the emerging scope at Bruce Power and legacy remediation projects at Port Hope and Port Granby. Perma-Fix is well positioned for these initiatives and we are looking forward to future opportunities to serve our Canadian friends.

Perma-Fix of Florida Sees continued growth in Industrial Segment

PFF facility

February 23, 2018

Perma-Fix of Florida (PFF), located in Gainesville, FL, reported a strong 2017 in their industrial segment and continues to see progress in 2018. In 2017 PFF received and processed 14% more drums than handled in 2016. This increase in waste acceptance kept industrial busy with processing about 1600 drums per month of hazardous waste.

The PFF industrial segment has over 20 years of expertise in handling of wastes from a broad spectrum of generators including universal waste, spent paints and oils, medical and pharmaceutical waste, hazardous chemicals, and more. Kurt Fogleman, PFF EHS manager adds "Perma-Fix is uniquely positioned in the industrial market. The wide variety of our capabilities allows us to be the one-stop solution our customers need. We serve any waste management need with a proven track record of safety and environmental compliance."

Happy 25th Anniversary Perma-Fix (PESI)

pesi on nasdaq

December 8, 2017

The Nasdaq tower congratulates Perma-Fix in Times Square as December 8, 2017 marked the 25th anniversary of PESI's Nasdaq listing.

Perma-Fix Northwest facility begins sodium waste technology modifications

pfnw sodium modifications

November 8, 2017

Workers in the mixed waste portion of the Perma-Fix Northwest plant are making progress removing legacy vacuum thermal desorption systems to make way for installation of new technologies. Current plans for this location are to house systems to manage and treat non-bulk sodium wastes to stabilize the reactive characteristics for direct disposal. Completion of these systems to support operations of new treatment capabilities will take place in Q3 2018.

Tank waste test at Perma-Fix Northwest may identify a cost saving option for the Hanford cleanup Project

pfnw sodium modifications

November 4, 2017

The Tri-City Herald reported on the possibilities of a less expensive treatment option for some of the tank waste stored at the Hanford site. Three gallons of the tank waste were shipped to the Perma-Fix Northwest facility in Richland WA for testing. A successful test could enable DOE to potentially save a bundle on the cleanup process.

The Tri-City Herald: http://www.tri-cityherald.com/news/local/hanford/article182831566.html
ECA Report: http://www.energyca.org/s/ECA-Waste-Disposition-Report.pdf
GAO Report: http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/682765.pdf

Perma-Fix grabs the NORM market in the northeast U.S.

pfnw sodium modifications

October 31, 2017

Perma-Fix Nuclear Services/Beaver, PA Technical Center - Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM) practice lead Alex Lopez, Certified Health Physicist (CHP) added a fifth new oil and gas exploration and production client for the 2017 calendar year. The addition of Eric Miller, CHP and Alex to the already strong health physics staff in the Beaver Office, has allowed Perma-Fix to corner the NORM market in the northeast. The technical services staff now boasts 6 CHPs. Perma-Fix provides NORM & TENORM services including regulatory compliance, worker and corporate education, transportation and disposal, employee exposure monitoring, field testing, and the development and implementation of NORM procedures and plans. Perma-Fix services oil and gas clients in all three major industry components: upstream, midstream, and downstream.


Waste Treatment

Our fixed base facilities offer highly specialized treatment options that help reduce risk and avoid costly internal program development.

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Nuclear & Technical

Our highly experienced team of professionals can handle domestic and international challenges across all project disciplines.

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We repair, calibrate and rent radiological and industrial hygiene instrumentation, and have one of the country's largest commercial instrument inventories.

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Our research team specializes in development of new and innovative solutions that manage risk and create value associated with nuclear materials.

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