2018 Year in Review Highlights
- Demolishing the 50-foot-tall, 10,000-square-foot vitrification facility at the West Valley Demonstration Project;
- Consolidating more than 400,000 cubic yards of coal ash and ash-contaminated soil at the Savannah River Site (SRS), completed 14 months ahead of schedule, saving $9 million, and resulting in the SRS management and operations contractor receiving the Project Management Institute Award for Project Excellence;
- Completion of site preparation for construction of the Mercury Treatment Facility at the Oak Ridge Site;
- Completion of 13 fiscal 2018 Consent Order milestones at Los Alamos National Laboratory;
- Finishing construction, readiness reviews, and the initiation of disposal in a state-of-the-art waste disposal cell at the Nevada National Security Site;
- Achieving nearly 1 million safe hours without a lost time accident at the Separations Process Research Unit;
- Completion of the existing scope of work in Building 5, 16, and 52/52A areas at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, resulting in the area being restored to a clean and stable site;
- Breaking ground for the Safety Significant Confinement Ventilation System at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant;
- Exceeding the uranium mill tailings shipment goal at EM’s Moab Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Project by more than 32,200 tons.
2017 Year in Review
2017 Year in Review Highlights
- Resumption of waste emplacement at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant after the facility’s reopening earlier this year;
- Safe and successful treatment of remediated nitrate salt drums at Los Alamos National Laboratory;
- Completion of cleanup activities at Hanford’s 618-10 burial ground;
- Construction of the Savannah River Site’s 33 million-gallon Saltstone Disposal Unit 6;
- Retrieval of about 65,000 cubic meters of transuranic waste at the Idaho Site’s Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project, bringing a nearly 15-year effort to closure;
- Groundbreaking for the new Mercury Treatment Facility at Oak Ridge, which will enable EM to carry out additional cleanup at the Y-12 National Security Complex;
- Completion of the Greater-Than-Class C (GTCC) low-level radioactive waste (LLW) and GTCC-like waste Report to Congress, moving the Department closer to having a GTCC LLW disposal capability.
- Start of demolition of the West Valley Demonstration Project Vitrification Facility; and
- Completion of demolition of Building G2 at the Separations Process Research Unit.