The Solid Waste Management Facility at the Savannah River Site.
The Solid Waste Management Facility at the Savannah River Site.

AIKEN, S.C. – Contractor employees recently implemented a new web-based waste tracking system to reduce risk of database failures and better serve the needs of the Savannah River Site (SRS).

The Consolidated Waste Tracking System (CWTS) replaces several different waste tracking systems used at SRS over the past 20 years.

“This was a huge undertaking and is the culmination of four years of detailed planning, development and rigorous testing,” said Verne Mooneyhan, manager of the Solid Waste Management Facility for the site’s managing and operating contractor Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS).

The new system helps SRS track, forecast, receive and dispose transuranic, low-level, hazardous and mixed waste more efficiently while better maintaining waste characterization data and performance of limit checks to ensure waste items do not exceed prescribed limits.

“As a result, these functions are performed with less risk of failure than past tracking systems,” Mooneyhan said.

Implementation of CWTS took place in three phases, an effort involving departments from across SRNS.

“We are pleased to see CWTS implemented,” said SRNS President and CEO Stuart MacVean. “SRNS employees are always looking for ways to reduce risks and improve performance. CWTS will serve SRS well now, and for many years to come.”