Assessment of Radioactive Waste Management at the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory and the Kesselring Site – March 2020

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March 2020

Assessment of Radioactive Waste Management at the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory and the Kesselring Site

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. This assessment focused on the management of radioactive waste and mixed waste by Fluor Marine Propulsion, LLC (FMP) for the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program (NNPP) at the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory (KAPL) and the Kesselring Site. FMP waste management activities include characterizing, packaging, and shipping low-level waste (LLW), mixed low-level waste (MLLW), and LLW containing polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB), categorized as hazardous in the state of New York, for disposal. FMP forecasts generating transuranic (TRU) waste at KAPL around calendar year 2025.