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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

Work Underway to Move Radioactive Capsules at Hanford to Safer Dry Storage
February 25, 2020
Work is progressing at the Hanford Site to move radioactive capsules from a water-filled basin to safer, dry storage.
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DOE Assessment Finds No Deficiencies in SRS Solid Waste Program
February 18, 2020
A recent DOE assessment found no deficiencies in EM’s solid waste program at the Savannah River Site (SRS).
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Oak Ridge Marks Safety Milestone in Mercury Treatment Facility Project
February 18, 2020
Oak Ridge workers building the Outfall 200 Mercury Treatment Facility recently achieved a safety milestone.
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Crews to Move Fuel to Dry Storage in Compliance with Idaho Agreement
February 11, 2020
EM workers are set to soon begin transferring spent nuclear fuel from an underwater basin to a dry storage area at DOE’s Idaho National Laboratory.
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WIPP Miners Finish Shaping New Waste Disposal Panel
February 4, 2020
(WIPP) miners recently reached a milestone when they completed a “rough cut,” shaping the next area where transuranic waste will be placed.
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Moab Wins Award for Eco-Friendly Purchases
February 4, 2020
DOE recently recognized EM’s Moab Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action (UMTRA) Project for excellence in “green purchasing".
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Activities to Teach About Nevada Cleanup on Hand for Educators
February 4, 2020
The EM Nevada Program shared its Operation Clean Desert learning materials with educators at the Nevada State Science Teachers Association conference.
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Idaho Facility Successfully Treats, Repackages Challenging Waste
January 28, 2020
The Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project at DOE’s Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site recently completed remote treatment.
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WIPP Set for Upcoming Maintenance Outage
January 28, 2020
A planned maintenance outage starting in mid-February at EM’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant will efficiently consolidate multiple projects.
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Sludge Drum Project Progresses at Idaho Site Facility
January 21, 2020
EM crews have treated and repackaged 100 drums of radioactive sludge waste to date at the Accelerated Retrieval Project.
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