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
WIPP’s Nuclear Waste Partnership Earns 83 Percent of Available Award Fee in FY19Learn More
June 23, 2020
EM’s Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) recently released the fiscal 2019 fee determination for Nuclear Waste Partnership.
Outage Accomplishments Improve Waste Isolation Pilot Plant OperationsLearn More
June 23, 2020
EM Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) workers completed an immense amount of work during a two-day planned power outage.
Spent Nuclear Fuel Transfers Support EM’s Commitment to State of IdahoLearn More
June 16, 2020
Crews recently completed the first two of nearly 40 shipments of spent nuclear fuel to a temporary storage area at the Idaho National Laboratory Site.
New Application Significantly Reduces Prep Time for Waste Processing at SRSLearn More
June 9, 2020
EM has developed a new application capable of reducing by up to 75% of time needed to qualify large quantities of radioactive liquid salt waste.
Work Underway to Move Radioactive Capsules at Hanford to Safer Dry StorageLearn More
February 25, 2020
Work is progressing at the Hanford Site to move radioactive capsules from a water-filled basin to safer, dry storage.
DOE Assessment Finds No Deficiencies in SRS Solid Waste ProgramLearn More
February 18, 2020
A recent DOE assessment found no deficiencies in EM’s solid waste program at the Savannah River Site (SRS).
Oak Ridge Marks Safety Milestone in Mercury Treatment Facility ProjectLearn More
February 18, 2020
Oak Ridge workers building the Outfall 200 Mercury Treatment Facility recently achieved a safety milestone.
Crews to Move Fuel to Dry Storage in Compliance with Idaho AgreementLearn More
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.
WIPP Miners Finish Shaping New Waste Disposal PanelLearn More
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.
- Waste Information Management System (WIMS) provided by Florida International University provides DOE with waste forecast data.
- Manifest Information Management System is used to monitor the management of commercial low-level radioactive waste.
- National Directory of Brokers and Processors Directory is intended for use by compacts, states, federal agencies and others to provide information to generators seeking to treat, process and otherwise manage their waste in preparation for ultimate disposal.
- The Central Internet Database (CID) resulted from the implementation of the December 12, 1998 Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement Settlement Agreement between DOE and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC et. al. v. Richardson, No.97-936(SS)(AK)).
- Greater-than-Class C Low-Level Radioactive Waste (GTCC LLW)
- Low-Level Waste Disposal Facility Federal Review Group (LFRG)
National Report for the Joint Convention