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 Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) recently received its 13,000th shipment of transuranic (TRU) waste, marking an important landmark in EM’s mission to clean up the country’s Cold War legacy.
November 23, 2021Learn More
The EM Los Alamos Field Office (EM-LA) and cleanup contractor Newport News Nuclear BWXT Los Alamos (N3B) are using a new processing line to stabilize and remove excess liquid low-level radioactive waste containers at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
November 2, 2021Learn More
EM’s Moab Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action (UMTRA) Project recently accomplished an EM 2021 priority by successfully relocating another million tons of uranium mill tailings away from the Colorado River.
October 26, 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)