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Waste Disposition News

EM Enlists Additional Idaho Site Facility for Sludge Drum Repackaging
September 8, 2020
EM and its cleanup contractor at the Idaho National Laboratory Site are doubling efforts to treat and repackage drums of radioactive sludge water.
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Oak Ridge Constructing Test Facility for Sludge Processing
September 8, 2020
Construction is underway on the $10 million Sludge Processing Mock Test Facility.
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WIPP Reaches Early Milestone in Work to Increase Underground Ventilation
September 1, 2020
A project at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) has reached an early milestone as crews embark on a new phase to excavate a new utility shaft.
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EM Continues Progress On 2020 Priorities
August 25, 2020
EM is continuing to make progress on its 2020 priorities
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Idaho Crews Complete Landfill Cover
August 25, 2020
Work crews at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site have completed the installation of a soil cover over a construction debris landfill.
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Savannah River Site Improves Planning for Steam Outages at H Canyon
August 18, 2020
Employees of the H Canyon at the Savannah River Site recently improved planning for steam outages at the chemical processing.
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Progress Moves Hanford Closer to Dry Storage of Radioactive Capsules
August 11, 2020
Work is progressing on many fronts toward transferring 1,936 highly radioactive cesium and strontium capsules to safer storage at the Hanford Site.
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INL Site Cleanup Contractors Collaborate on Spent Nuclear Fuel Project
August 11, 2020
Crews with EM Idaho National Laboratory Site cleanup contractor Fluor Idaho recently provided their expertise to a critical sampling effort at site.
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WIPP Upgrades Fire Protection System
July 28, 2020
Millions of dollars in new and old infrastructure needs protecting at the EM Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP).
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How EM Nevada’s Route Monitoring Ensures Safety of Waste Shipments
July 21, 2020
A 5.8-magnitude earthquake centered near Lone Pine, California recently prompted rapid notifications from the EM Nevada Program.
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