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IWTU.jpg Integrated Waste Treatment Unit
The Integrated Waste Treatment Unit, a first-of-a-kind, 53,000-square-foot facility, will treat 900,000 gallons of liquid radioactive and hazardous waste that has been stored in underground storage tanks above the Snake River Plain Aquifer for decades.
 
RWMC.jpg Radioactive Waste Management Complex - RWMC
Since the 1950s, the Department of Energy (DOE) has used the Radioactive Waste Management Complex (RWMC) to manage, store, and dispose of waste contaminated with radioactive and hazardous elements generated in national defense and research programs. The RWMC comprises 177 acres and includes three main areas: the operations and administration area, the Subsurface Disposal Area, and the Transuranic Storage Area.
 
INTEC.jpg Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center - INTEC
The Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center (INTEC) was established in the 1950s as the Idaho Chemical Processing Plant (CPP) to recover usable uranium in spent nuclear fuel used in government reactors. The facility recovered more than $1 billion worth of highly enriched uranium, which was returned to the government fuel cycle.
 
MFC.jpg Materials and Fuels Complex
Experimental Breeder Reactor-II (EBR-II) was an innovative sodium-cooled reactor with an output of 62 megawatts, which first achieved criticality in 1961. It was later hooked to generators to produce up to 20 megawatts of electricity for other facilities at the Site. EBR-II was used for testing materials and design concepts to improve reactor safety, culminating in the successful, historic tests of the inherently safe Integral Fast Reactor (IFR) concept in 1986.
 
AMWTP.jpg Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Facility - AMWTP
The Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Facility is the U.S. Department of Energy's most advanced waste treatment facility and is a cornerstone of DOE's commitment to prepare and ship waste out of Idaho. Operations at AMWTP require the retrieval, characterization, treatment and packaging of transuranic waste currently stored at DOE's Idaho site. The project's schedule is aligned with court-mandated milestones in a 1995 Settlement Agreement between the state of Idaho, the U.S. Navy and DOE to remove the waste from Idaho.