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WAI Assumes Responsibility for DOE’S Transuranic Waste Processing Center

January 25, 2010 - 12:00pm


OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge Office transferred operational and contractual responsibility of the Transuranic Waste Processing Center (TWPC) from EnergX, LLC to Wastren Advantage Inc. (WAI) on January 17.

“We are pleased that this transition period was successfully completed, and we are excited to have a new member on the Oak Ridge team,” said Gerald Boyd, Manager of the Oak Ridge Office.  “We have the highest confidence that WAI and its employees will perform this critical work safely and efficiently.”

Upon their successful bid to operate the TWPC, WAI worked with DOE to approve a plan for the transfer of all responsibilities as the new prime contracting company for the TWPC.  During this transition period, WAI conducted thorough transition due-diligence activities and processed documentation regarding all safety planning and training requirements to operate the Center.   The transition period also provided WAI the opportunity to gather the appropriate personnel and account for EnergX’s inventory, records, and property related to the project.

“We are proud to have completed this thorough transition process, and we are eager to continue the work of processing this waste for disposition to the DOE Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad, New Mexico,” said Bob McKay, WAI TWPC General Manager. “We have a dedicated staff on board, and we are completely confident in our ability to successfully complete this project.”

WAI is a Piketon, Ohio-based 8(a) small disadvantaged business, and has a teaming arrangement with EnergX, LLC, which has offices in Oak Ridge and was the operating contractor before WAI assumed the responsibility.