Enterprise Assessments Assessment of the Contractor Readiness Assessment of the Waste Characterization Reduction and Repackaging Facility at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, January 30 – February 3, 2017 (OAR-EA-LANL-2017-01-30)

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July 2017

Assessment of the Waste Characterization Reduction and Repackaging Facility

The Office of Enterprise Assessments (EA) assessed the conduct of operations and restart activities for Remediated Nitrate Salt (RNS) waste processing.  During the Contractor Readiness Assessment for restarting operations in the Waste Characterization Reduction and Repackaging Facility (WCRRF) at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, EA observed key demonstrations in the mockup with surrogate material and desktop evolutions; conducted interviews; and, reviewed the material condition of the WCRRF and the RNS storage location in Area G.  

EA also independently reviewed documentation and conducted additional observations and interviews to assess the NNSA Los Alamos field office’s Line Management Review supporting its recommendation to the Startup Authorization Authority to authorize the Federal Readiness Assessment for the WCRRF.