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January 28, 2020
Waste treated and repackaged in the Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project’s boxline. Boxlines are huge concrete and metal hot cells where containers of radioactive waste are opened and sorted without exposing workers to hazardous materials inside.
Idaho Facility Successfully Treats, Repackages Challenging Waste
The Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project at DOE’s Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site recently completed remote treatment.
October 15, 2019
From left, EM Idaho Manager Jack Zimmerman, Idaho Gov. Brad Little, EM Senior Advisor Ike White, Fluor Idaho President Fred Hughes, and EM Associate Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Field Operations Jeff Griffin at an event marking the upcoming co
Idaho’s AMWTP Event Focuses on Dedication, Achievements of Employees
Idaho’s AMWTP Event Focuses on Dedication, Achievements of Employees
October 15, 2019
Officials hold plaques representing the Moab Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action (UMTRA) Project’s progress moving waste to a permanent disposal cell.
Moab Site Celebrates 10 Million Tons of Tailings Shipped for Disposal
Moab Site Celebrates 10 Million Tons of Tailings Shipped for Disposal
October 15, 2019
Fluor Idaho President Fred Hughes has come full circle at the Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project, having been involved at the facility from its infancy to the near completion of its transuranic waste debris treatment mission.
Employees Reminisce as Treatment Mission Nears End
Employees Reminisce as Treatment Mission Nears End
October 15, 2019
A view of the Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project buildings, foreground, and the Accelerated Retrieval Project, background.
Idaho Facility’s Distinctiveness Stands Test of Time
Idaho Facility’s Distinctiveness Stands Test of Time
October 15, 2019
Fluor Idaho deployed a system to characterize the contents of some containers at the Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project by measuring their dimensions and entering them into a computer program.
AMWTP Adapted to Difficult Waste Types, Unusual Containers
AMWTP Adapted to Difficult Waste Types, Unusual Containers
October 15, 2019
The "super clam" can crush a drum into the size of a basketball or sheer metal objects into small enough pieces to fit into a 55-gallon silver drum.
Robotic Arms, Supercompactor Slice and Squash Challenging Waste
Robotic Arms, Supercompactor Slice and Squash Challenging Waste
October 15, 2019
Thousands of drums at the Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project at DOE's Idaho National Laboratory Site await shipment to EM's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant.
Work at AMWTP Continues After Waste Treatment Mission
Work at AMWTP Continues After Waste Treatment Mission
October 15, 2019
Under a proposed strategy, the Transuranic Storage Area/Retrieval Enclosure, which is the large gray building pictured here, would become the first building to be closed at the Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project at DOE's Idaho National Laboratory Site
Planning Underway for Eventual AMWTP Closure
Planning Underway for Eventual AMWTP Closure
September 24, 2019
EM crews pose with Idaho State Police (ISP) officers in advance of the 500th shipment of transuranic waste leaving the Radioactive Waste Management Complex, headed for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. ISP officers inspect each shipment that leaves the DOE
Idaho Site Marks 500th WIPP Shipment Since Facility’s Reopening
EM crews safely and compliantly sent the 500th shipment of transuranic (TRU) waste from the DOE Idaho National Laboratory Site.
August 27, 2019
Matthew Feldman, control account manager for transportation in the DOE Oak Ridge National Laboratory Office
EM Inventor Honored for Contributions to Waste Packaging, Transportation
An EM employee who has worked at DOE for more than three decades was recently honored for his long-term contributions.
July 23, 2019
A transuranic waste shipment arrives at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant from the EM program at the Idaho National Laboratory Site.
WIPP Drivers Surpass 15 Million Safe Miles
EM’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) marked a second major transportation milestone this summer after its drivers exceeded 15 million safe miles.
April 23, 2019
The first transuranic waste shipment arrives at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in the early morning of March 26, 1999.
Fight for WIPP: A History of the Nation’s Deep Geologic Nuclear Waste Repository
For some residents of southeastern New Mexico, 20 years is too long ago to remember.
April 23, 2019
Left to right, Carlsbad Mayor Gary Perkowski, U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici of New Mexico, Energy Secretary Bill Richardson, U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman of New Mexico, and EM Carlsbad Field Office Manager Keith Klein cut a ribbon on the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant
Timeline: Highlights From WIPP's First 20 Years
Following is a timeline of significant events at EM's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant since the facility's grand opening in 1999:
April 23, 2019
Waste Isolation Pilot Plant driver Randy Anderson.
Longtime WIPP Driver Logs More Than 4 Million Miles
Randy Anderson has logged more than four million miles in a professional driving career that began in 1967, when he was fresh out of high school.
April 2, 2019
CBFO Manager Todd Shrader, center, right, and NWP President and Project Manager Bruce Covert hold a proclamation from Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway, left of Covert, declaring March 26-April 26 as WIPP Appreciation Month.
20th Anniversary Celebration Highlights WIPP’s Vital Role in EM Cleanup
On March 26, the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) celebrated its 20th anniversary.
February 26, 2019
Crews at the West Valley Demonstration Project Site load and move demolition debris from the Vitrification Facility demolition work area.
West Valley Site Safely Completes Disposition of Vitrification Facility Waste
EM and cleanup contractor CH2M HILL BWXT West Valley have safely completed the disposition of waste from the demolition of the West Valley's plant.
October 9, 2018
The waste management teams for the EM Los Alamos Field Office and N3B gathered to mark the completion of the first waste shipment from Technical Area 54’s Area G at Los Alamos National Laboratory to the WIPP since WIPP resumed operations in January 2017.
Los Alamos Field Office Resumes Area G Waste Shipments to WIPP
The EM Los Alamos Field Office and cleanup contractor N3B safely and successfully completed the first waste shipment since January 2017.
June 19, 2018
Los Alamos National Security workers use the glove box in the Waste Characterization, Repackaging and Reduction Facility.
Former Los Alamos Contractor Earns 94 Percent of Fee in FY 2018 Period
Former Los Alamos Contractor Earns 94 Percent of Fee in FY 2018 Period
March 28, 2018
Waste handlers at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant place containers of transuranic waste 2,150 feet underground in Panel 7. Waste containers shipped from DOE generator sites across the country are stacked in waste panels mined out of an ancient salt bed.
WIPP’s Future is ‘Bright,” Officials Say at Waste Management Conference
EM and contractor officials discussed here last week the path forward for WIPP following the resumption of waste shipments to the facility.
February 27, 2018
Employees hold signs denoting the milestone of relocating 9 million tons of uranium mill tailings from the Moab Site.
Moab Site Marks Milestone of Moving 9 Million Tons of Mill Tailings to Disposal Cell
EM has reached a milestone of moving 9 million tons of uranium mill tailings from the Moab Site in Utah to the dedicated disposal cell.
February 27, 2018
Railcars await shipments scheduled to depart the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant over a newly repaired drainage culvert.
Paducah Site Restores Rail Service to Support Cleanup, DUF6 Operations
Railroad tracks to and from Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant recently returned to service after a failed drainage culvert forced a temporary closure.
November 14, 2017
The 12,000th shipment of transuranic waste to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant arrives at the facility from EM’s Idaho Site late Nov. 9.
WIPP Marks Milestone With 12,000th Safe Transuranic Waste Shipment
EM’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) recently received its 12,000th shipment of transuranic (TRU) waste for disposal since opening in 1999.
November 7, 2017
A new 50,000-pound cask carrying low-level waste leaves the Idaho Site en route to an offsite disposal site.
Idaho Site to Accelerate Low-Level Waste Shipments for Disposal
A new shipping cask design enables EM’s Idaho Site to significantly increase nuclear waste shipments for disposal.
November 7, 2017
WIPP has received 102 shipments from generator sites around the country.
WIPP Surpasses 100 Shipments Since April
Saturday marked the 100th shipment to arrive at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant since transuranic waste shipments to the facility resumed in April.