BMT treats a broad variety of mercury and NORM contaminated waste streams. For example:
- Catalyst & Molecular sieve
- Activated carbon
- Ceramic balls
- Thermometers / barometers
- Metal Equipment
- Polluted Soil and Sand
- Metallic mercury
BMT in the Netherlands has extensive permits within the framework of the Nuclear Energy Act. BMT is able to receive NORM materials directly. But we can also accept other NORM waste substances and materials for processing, decontamination and final disposal in an environmentally friendly and safe way.
Mercury stabilization is the last step required before a safe and sustainable disposal of the mercury can take place. Today, BMT Europe partners with a company that is specialized in transforming toxic mercury into stabilized mercury sulfide, also known as cinnabar. Cinnabar can be safely packaged and stored without the risk of evaporation or leaching. BMT Europe does not sell mercury.
Before mercury and NORM contaminated material can be shipped to BMT, a formal acceptance process is executed to ensure BMT is legally allowed to receive the material and able to safely purify it. In addition, depending on the material, either the residue can be re-used as a raw material after treatment or requires to be disposed of. The final destination of the residues impacts the acceptance process as residues destined for final disposal need to be returned to the country of origin where the waste was created. During the acceptance process, BMT wants to ensure that the complete route has been defined and accepted by both parties to avoid that residues have to be returned to the customer as a final end station.
Please download the documents below to learn more about both the accepting process and accepting criteria.