The safe management and disposition of waste is a critical part of EM’s mission. Key areas of the waste management and disposition:
Waste Disposition News
The EM Los Alamos Field Office (EM-LA) and cleanup contractor Newport News Nuclear BWXT-Los Alamos (N3B) recently completed their 30th shipment of transuranic (TRU) waste for the fiscal year that began in October last year.
August 3, 2021Learn More
More than 2,200 drums containing Cold War weapons waste at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site recently received the green light for certification to be shipped out of state in compliance with the 1995 Idaho Settlement Agreement.
July 27, 2021Learn More
An aging EM-managed system designed to treat liquid and gaseous waste streams from EM operations and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) research and operating facilities is undergoing extensive upgrades designed to extend its life.
July 20, 2021Learn More
- Waste Information Management System (WIMS) provided by Florida International University provides DOE with waste forecast data.
- Manifest Information Management System is used to monitor the management of commercial low-level radioactive waste.
- National Directory of Brokers and Processors Directory is intended for use by compacts, states, federal agencies and others to provide information to generators seeking to treat, process and otherwise manage their waste in preparation for ultimate disposal.
- The Central Internet Database (CID) resulted from the implementation of the December 12, 1998 Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement Settlement Agreement between DOE and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC et. al. v. Richardson, No.97-936(SS)(AK)).
- Greater-than-Class C Low-Level Radioactive Waste (GTCC LLW)
- Low-Level Waste Disposal Facility Federal Review Group (LFRG)