WESTINGHOUSE WINS BULGARIAN LOW-LEVEL WASTE CONTRACT
WESTINGHOUSE WINS BULGARIAN LOW-LEVEL WASTE CONTRACT PITTSBURGH, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bulgarian Energy Committee
(BEC) has awarded a contract valued at more than $10 million to Westinghouse Electric Corporation (NYSE: WX) to process low-level radioactive waste at the Kozloduy nuclear power facility north of Sofia, Bulgaria, it was announced today.
The contract will be implemented over a two-year period by the Westinghouse Environmental Group through Westinghouse Energy Systems International in Brussels, Belgium, and Scientific Ecology Group, Inc., (SEG) of Knoxville, Tenn., a wholly owned subsidiary of Westinghouse. Under terms of the contract, Westinghouse will design and start up eastern Europe's first low-level radioactive waste processing facility. The plant, to be built and operated in accordance with U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) guidelines, is scheduled to begin operations in 1992. Technologies and processes to be employed at the new plant include: evaporation and cement solidification for liquid wastes; contaminated oil burning; and solid waste compaction. Westinghouse-designed SUREPAK reinforced concrete modules will be used for intermediate waste storage. As part of the integrated program, Westinghouse will also provide health physics equipment, laundry processing hardware, extensive training, and licensing services. The facility will process wastes generated by the Kozloduy plant's four 440 megawatt and two 1,000 megawatt pressurized water reactors of Russian design. Some of the transportable equipment provided under the contract may be used at a later date for processing low-level waste outside of Bulgaria. Westinghouse faced strong international competition from French and German suppliers, and was selected because of its established presence in Europe, the company's history in providing proven, environmentally sound solutions for low-level radioactive waste management programs, and its licensing experience with NRC and IAEA standards. The Westinghouse Environmental Group, formed in December 1990, provides a broad range of integrated waste management services and technologies worldwide. Areas of expertise include hazardous and toxic waste, municipal waste to energy, and low-level radioactive waste management. SEG is the largest processor of low-level nuclear waste in the United States. The company transports, segregates, shreds, compacts, and incinerates low-level dry active waste and provides nuclear waste shipping containers. Additionally, SEG provides both on-site assessment and remediation services. Westinghouse Energy Systems is a major supplier of nuclear power plants, services and technology in Europe. Westinghouse's commercial nuclear power technology is the basis for 173 plants comprising more than 40 percent of the world's nuclear power plants. -0- 11/5/91 /CONTACT: Vaughn Gilbert of Westinghouse Electric Corporation, 412-642-5564, or Onno Meeuwis, director, European Service Center, Westinghouse Energy Systems, International, in Brussels, Belgium, 011-32-67-287814/ (WX) CO: Westinghouse Electric Corporation ST: Pennsylvania IN: TLS SU: CON DM -- PG011 -- 1348 11/05/91 15:06 EST
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