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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.

Waste Management program personnel with Fluor Idaho, EM’s INL Site cleanup contractor, used a 55-ton cask to insert activated metals into a concrete-lined vault within a fenced section of the 97-acre disposal site, known as the Subsurface Disposal Area (SDA).

The metals are structural components of nuclear fuel assemblies that become activated while inside a reactor.

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Idaho Waste Program Adapts to Pandemic Challenges, Advances Cleanup Mission

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.

In the last year, Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management cleanup contractor Fluor Idaho’s waste generator services (WGS) program completed 82 off-site shipments of newly generated and stored low-level and mixed low-level radioactive waste, which includes contaminated debris, soils, sludges, salts, and liquids. In all, workers shipped about 530 cubic meters of waste offsite for permanent disposal — an amount equivalent to about 2,545 55-gallon drums.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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