Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Idaho's Historic Waste Disposal Site to Close After Receiving Final Shipment
Environmental Management (EM) crews recently placed a final radioactive waste shipment into the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site’s largest waste disposal area and will begin closing the facility, fulfilling a Department of Energy commitment to the state of Idaho.
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Idaho Waste Program Adapts to Pandemic Challenges, Advances Cleanup Mission
An Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site program has adapted to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and continues to ship waste out of the state in support of the 1995 Idaho Settlement Agreement.
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
EM Sites Team Up to Conduct Virtual Waste Inspection
Two Department of Energy (DOE) Environmental Management (EM) programs recently collaborated to enhance an established radioactive waste inspection process, allowing for continued safe, secure and compliant waste shipments from one DOE site to another, while minimizing travel and person-to-person contact during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Review: Idaho Cleanup Actions Continue to Protect Public, Environment
A review by the Environment Management (EM) Program recently conducted with oversight by the Environmental Protection Agency and state of Idaho found that cleanup decisions and actions at the Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site continue to protect people and the environment.
Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Idaho Project Draws From Technology Used in Smartphone, Gaming Industries
An Environmental Management project at the Idaho National Laboratory Site is using robotic technology and taking cues from the smartphone and gaming industries to increase the dexterity of equipment operators.
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Idaho Liquid Waste Treatment Facility Benefiting From Mock-ups
Fluor Idaho and the Department of Energy Environmental Management (EM) Program’s use of replica components of a liquid waste treatment facility at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site has proven effective in preparing for the facility’s active operations.
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Rock Climbing Lured Engineer to the West, Cleanup Project Keeps Him Here
After earning engineering degrees from Cornell University, Christopher Graham left the east coast for the Rocky Mountains to advance his interest in rock climbing. He got a job in Spokane, Washington, and climbed on the weekends.
Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Idaho Site Facility Gets New Lease on Life with Substantial Upgrades
The Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Environmental Management (EM) has made a sizable investment over the last five years to improve infrastructure and support mission needs through 2050 at the 1950s-era Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center (INTEC) at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site.
Thursday, January 14, 2021
Fluor Idaho Employee Volunteers to Feed, Provide Clothing to People in Need
Three years ago while attending church, Kirk Wilkie, the United Steelworkers safety representative with Department of Energy contractor Flour Idaho at the Idaho National Laboratory Site, vowed to do more charitable work in his community.
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Idaho Calcine Project Partners with University for Radiation Testing
Engineers with cleanup contractor Fluor Idaho are working with Idaho State University to conduct radiation testing on components to be used to remove a granulated high-level radioactive waste called calcine from a storage bin at the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Idaho National Laboratory Site.