Toxco’s recycling concept for materials and equipment previously used in a radioactive environment is to identify and separate contaminated materials from non-contaminated materials. Our focus is on free release - of non-contaminated materials and reuse of contaminated materials in other applications within the nuclear industry.
This screening process minimizes disposal volumes, eliminates cost of disposal for free released material at licensed disposal facilities, and greatly reduces disposal cost associated with operations or nuclear decommissioning. Toxco has reused and recycled millions of pounds of contaminated lead, non-ferrous metal, steel, and equipment for the DOE, commercial and educational nuclear facilities.
Licenses/Quality Assurance – TMMC is licensed in the State of Tennessee for handling, storage and processing radioactive materials/wastes. Toxco operates TMMC consistent with applicable requirements of ASME NQA-1-2008, “Quality Assurance Requirements for Nuclear Facility Applications."
Infrastructure – Over 66,000 ft2 of bonded process and storage space on a 16-acer site. Numerous heavy industrial powered vehicles, mobile cranes and bridge cranes ranging from 4-ton to 60-ton capacities.
Experience – Toxco personnel have well over 100 years of combined experience managing radioactive contaminated materials and waste.
Radioactive contaminated materials are an ever-present byproduct of nuclear power generation and other nuclear technology, such as research, medicine and other industries. Management of radioactive contaminated materials is an essential part of a responsible radioactive material management system.
Toxco’s Materials Management Center has the license, processes, experience, facility, staff and resources to achieve unrestricted reuse of non-contaminated materials and reuse of contaminated materials in other applications within the nuclear industry.