engineering specialists provide engineering
analysis in support of the licensing, operation, and cleanup of
- Comparative analysis of alternative cleanup technologies
- Development of hardware for the detection of air and
- Design and construction of soil cleanup systems
- Engineering cost analysis
- Evaluation of emission controls on the release of
radioactive materials to the environment
- Assessments of waste quantities
- Evaluation of the impact on indoor air quality of various
- Engineering audits
- Treatability studies
- For the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC),
SC&A helped develop a guide to estimate the costs of
generic NRC requirements and helped prepare regulatory impact
analyses of new rules.
- For the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA),
SC&A reviewed the design of the proposed Yucca Mountain
repository with respect to the performance of engineered and
natural barriers designed to mitigate the release and transport
of radionuclides from the engineered canisters to the accessible
- For EPA, SC&A designed and constructed a pilot plant
at a Superfund site for the particle size separation of soil
contaminated with radioactivity into clean and contaminated fractions.
- For the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, SC&A evaluated
the capability of a continuous wave terahertz spectrometer to detect
low-vapor-pressure chemicals, including explosives.
- For the American Petroleum Institute, SC&A evaluated the
performance of technologies to remove radium from petroleum-produced
- For several private companies, SC&A optimizes the design of
waste treatment facilities to minimize the impact of naturally occurring
radioactive materials resulting from the extraction of natural gas.
- For EPA, SC&A evaluated alternative technologies for the control
of radionuclide emissions at phosphogypsum stacks.