March 21, 2023

Idaho Site Safely Completes Fuel Transfer, Meeting EM’s Commitment to State

Checking off an EM 2023 priority, crews retrieved the last spent nuclear fuel from a water-filled basin and safely transferred possession of the fuel elements to a complex at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site.

March 14, 2023

Idaho Site Crews to Remove Legacy Naval Nuclear Prototypes, Buildings

EM is moving forward with plans to demolish two defueled naval reactor prototypes and associated buildings at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site.

March 7, 2023

Managers of EM Waste Treatment Facilities Focus on Mission Success

Federal and contractor leadership highlighted progress in EM’s liquid waste treatment mission and lessons learned in their work during back-to-back panels at the 2023 Waste Management Symposia.

February 7, 2023

Local Small Businesses Assist Idaho Site With Supply Chain Challenges

Despite nationwide supply chain challenges brought by the coronavirus, an EM contractor at the DOE Idaho National Laboratory Site has found success relying on local and regional small businesses for goods and services.

January 31, 2023

Idaho Treatment Facility Resumes Heat-Up Following Maintenance

Heat-up of a liquid waste treatment facility has resumed this month in anticipation of beginning radiological operations at the facility at DOE’s Idaho National Laboratory Site.

January 24, 2023

Eight EM Teams Win Secretary of Energy Achievement Awards

DOE recently bestowed eight EM teams with the Secretary of Energy Achievement Award, recognizing projects at the Idaho, Savannah River and Hanford sites as well as a group of employees who revamped and expanded EM’s Minority Serving Institutions.

January 24, 2023

New Building to Store Material From Idaho Site Waste Treatment Campaign

As crews ready a liquid waste treatment facility at the DOE Idaho National Laboratory Site for sodium-bearing waste processing, EM is preparing to construct a new building to provide additional capacity for the safe storage of treated waste material.

January 17, 2023

Convoy Carrying Transuranic Waste Departs Idaho After Cold Snap Delay

Multiple winter storms gripping the Rocky Mountains created a perfect storm of sorts at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site recently as several trucks and tractor-trailers used for waste shipments were idled for days until conditions were safe.

January 10, 2023

Leak in Idaho Site Treatment Facility Cell Results in Startup Delay

Ten days after beginning a heat-up process to prepare for radiological operations at the Integrated Waste Treatment Unit (IWTU), operators noticed a small leak of non-radioactive, non-hazardous solids in a cell.

December 20, 2022

Idaho Site Prepares Waste Treatment Facility for Radiological Operations

EM’s radioactive liquid waste treatment facility at the Idaho National Laboratory Site will begin its final heat-up this month before initiating radiological operations early next year.