July 7, 2003
Waste Reduction Plans for the Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory
Since the early 1970s, the Department of Energy has stored about 65,000 cubic meters of transuranic (TRU) waste and mixed low-level waste at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL), near Idaho Falls, Idaho. Most of the waste was generated at the Rocky Flats Plant near Denver, Colorado, and was shipped to the INEEL in drums and boxes. The preponderance of waste is stored on asphalt pads and covered with soil to form earthen-covered berms.