Office of Environmental Management

Idaho Site Marks 50th WIPP Shipment Since Waste Repository's 2017 Reopening

October 24, 2017

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A Fluor Idaho employee loads a container with 10 55-gallon drums inside a TRUPACT-II shipping vessel at the Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project.
A Fluor Idaho employee loads a container with 10 55-gallon drums inside a TRUPACT-II shipping vessel at the Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project.

 

 

IDAHO FALLS, IdahoEM and Idaho Cleanup Project contractor Fluor Idaho recently completed the 50th shipment of Cold War weapons waste from the Idaho Site to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) since the New Mexico repository reopened earlier this year. “The Idaho Site is very pleased that we’re able to continue to ship waste to WIPP for disposal,” said Jack Zimmerman, deputy manager for DOE’s Idaho Operations Office. 

As many as four shipments of transuranic waste leave the Idaho Site’s Radioactive Waste Management Complex each week destined for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant.
As many as four shipments of transuranic waste leave the Idaho Site’s Radioactive Waste Management Complex each week destined for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant.