UK-based engineering consultant Ansaldo Nuclear has developed a robot to extract radioactive waste from storage locations at the Caorso nuclear power plant, which is situated in Italy. The company is responsible for the treatment and conditioning of nearly 860 tonnes of radioactive ion exchange resins and sludges. The waste is present in two temporary storage facilities at Caorso. For executing this work, the company developed the Machine Retrieval System (MRS) robot for retrieval, verification, sealing and packing the radioactive drums. The robot can be controlled remotely and is equipped with a double operating system. It has the capacity to recover 2,000 drums of radioactive waste.
Power Technology 15th April 2020 read more »