Februrary 2020

Assessment of Radioactive Waste Management at the Idaho Cleanup Project Interim Report

This assessment is in response to the Deputy Secretary of Energy’s July 9, 2019, memorandum directing the Office of Enterprise Assessments (EA) to undertake a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)-wide assessment of the procedures and practices for packaging and shipping radioactive waste. The assessment activities focused on the waste management performance of the Idaho Cleanup Project Core (ICP) as implemented by the management and operating contractor, Fluor Idaho, LLC; the remote-handled transuranic (TRU) waste centralized characterization program (CCP) contractor, Nuclear Waste Partnership, LLC (NWP); the Naval Reactors Facility (NRF) contractor, Fluor Marine Propulsion, LLC; and the Idaho National Laboratory management and operating contractor, Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (BEA). Waste management activities include characterizing, packaging, and shipping radioactive waste.