COVINGTON, Ga. – Emergency personnel throughout the U.S. who respond in the event of a potential accident involving radioactive waste shipments take part in mock training scenarios to help them prepare for an actual incident.
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – Close coordination among operations, security and transportation teams at the Idaho site helped ensure the recent success of the first nuclear shipment on a newly constructed haul road.
PADUCAH, Ky. – On this Friday, June 1, the first of about 1,100 14-ton cylinders filled with depleted uranium tails will be re-fed into the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant, officially marking the start of a project that will extend enrichment operations there for a year.
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. – Los Alamos National Laboratory’s (LANL) Transuranic (TRU) Waste Program is looking at another record-setting month for the amount of TRU waste leaving Material Disposal Area G, headed to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) for permanent disposal.
PADUCAH, Ky. – DOE, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection have reached a milestone toward the objective of reducing groundwater contamination at Paducah site.
LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) members Dr. Josef Sobieraj of Environmental Safety and Health and Steve Casey of the National TRU Program served as judges for the recent 2012 Waste-management Education and Research Consortium (WERC) International Environmental Design Contest (IEDC).
LAS VEGAS – The Nevada National Security Site’s (NNSS) historic Smoky site may soon join a long list of former nuclear testing locations eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic
Places. The Desert Research Institute (DRI) is currently working alongside the Nevada Site Office (NSO) to determine the eligibility of Smoky and a number of other EM sites slated for cleanup and closure.
RICHLAND, Wash. – The Richland Operations Office and contractor CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company this month completed demolition of a large plutonium vault complex, formerly one of the highest security facilities at the Hanford site.