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Waste Disposition News

WIPP’s Nuclear Waste Partnership Earns 83 Percent of Available Award Fee in FY19
June 23, 2020
EM’s Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) recently released the fiscal 2019 fee determination for Nuclear Waste Partnership.
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Outage Accomplishments Improve Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Operations
June 23, 2020
EM Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) workers completed an immense amount of work during a two-day planned power outage.
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Spent Nuclear Fuel Transfers Support EM’s Commitment to State of Idaho
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.
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New Application Significantly Reduces Prep Time for Waste Processing at SRS
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.
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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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