MISSION, Ore. – Native plants are often difficult to reproduce. One Tribe will take on this challenge by conducting one-of-a-kind research and development for revegetation efforts at a tribal field station and two greenhouses.
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. – Los Alamos National Laboratory’s (LANL) capability to ship transuranic (TRU) waste received a boost with the recent opening of a new facility that increases the efficiency of the Lab’s ability to characterize waste for shipment to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in Carlsbad, N.M.
Babcock & Wilcox Conversion Services (BWCS) began work at the Paducah and Portsmouth sites in March with the goal of making two depleted uranium hexafluoride (DUF6) conversion plants fully operational.
CARLSBAD, N.M. – The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) received its 10,000th shipment of transuranic (TRU) waste on Sept. 24, 2011. This marked an important milestone in the DOE Office of Environmental Management mission to clean up the country’s Cold War legacy.
Carlsbad, NM - The effectiveness of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant’s (WIPP) preventive maintenance program paid huge dividends late last month when an issue with a steel rope on the project’s waste conveyance was identified during a routine inspection.
During the months of April and May, 2011 the Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management will be holding nine public hearings on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Disposal of Greater-Than-Class C (GTCC) Low-Level Radioactive Waste and GTCC-Like Waste. Hearings will be held at the each of the sites being considered for disposal of GTCC wastes and in Washington, DC.
Hanford, WA - As a result of the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) records storage requirement for a 2 hour fire rated records storage building, a team comprised of DOE/Mission Support Alliance, LLC (MSA) members was formed to identify the path forward.
Oak Ridge, TN - The Environmental Management Waste Management Facility (EMWMF) provides the onsite disposal capability for the majority of cleanup-generated wastes on the Oak Ridge Reservation. EMWMF has continued a long-standing pattern of safe, complaint operations with 3,000 days without a lost workday case since operations commenced on May 28, 2002. The EMWMF has placed 1.5 million tons of waste and fill in the facility.
Carlsbad, NM - The recent completion of transuranic (TRU) waste cleanup at Vallecitos Nuclear Center (VNC) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Site 300 in California brings the total number of sites cleared of TRU waste to 17.