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Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Idaho Site Safely Ships Waste to Meet Regulatory Agreements

DOE cleanup agreements with the state of Idaho require EM to ship nuclear waste for disposal, whether it’s newly generated or been stored at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site for decades.

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Spent Nuclear Fuel Transfers Allow INL to Continue Mission-Critical Work

EM and cleanup contractor Fluor Idaho recently partnered with Battelle Energy Alliance (BEA) to perform transfers of spent nuclear fuel at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Idaho Site Finishes Treating 'Squeezant' Liquid Wastes

EM and cleanup contractor Fluor Idaho have finished processing a challenging liquid waste form dubbed “squeezants,” allowing the material to be sent from the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site to an out-of-state permanent disposal facility.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Spent Nuclear Fuel Transfers Support EM’s Commitment to State of Idaho

Crews recently completed the first two of nearly 40 shipments of spent nuclear fuel to a temporary storage area at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site planned for 2020, helping EM move toward meeting its commitment with the State of Idaho to transfer the material from wet to dry storage by 2023.

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Tuesday, June 9, 2020

EM Marks Accomplishments Across Complex During Essential Mission-Critical Period

EM made steady progress in its cleanup mission after most field sites moved into an essential mission-critical operating posture beginning in mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Testing Shows Promising Results for Ceramic Filters Slated for Use at Idaho Treatment Plant

New filters proposed for a key waste treatment facility at the Idaho National Laboratory site underwent extensive testing recently and will be installed at the facility in the coming months, an important step towards beginning operations later this year.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Idaho Site Shares Expertise With Canadian Cleanup Program Visitors

EM and cleanup contractor Fluor Idaho recently discussed lessons learned and other expertise on nuclear safety and regulatory strategies with representatives of Canada’s cleanup program during their visit to DOE’s Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

EM Sites Explore STEM With Students, Highlight Women Engineers

A number of EM sites marked Engineers Week, Feb. 16-22, in a variety of ways, from conducting creative science and engineering demonstrations with middle school students, to inspiring interest in the field of engineering in high school students, to highlighting the careers of women engineers advancing cleanup.

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Crews to Move Fuel to Dry Storage in Compliance with Idaho Agreement

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 (INL) Site.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Idaho Facility Successfully Treats, Repackages Challenging Waste

EM crews at the Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project (AMWTP) at DOE’s Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site recently completed remote treatment and repackaging of some of the most challenging waste in the facility’s 17-year history.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Sludge Drum Project Progresses at Idaho Site Facility

EM crews have treated and repackaged 100 drums of radioactive sludge waste to date at the Accelerated Retrieval Project (ARP) VII facility at DOE’s Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site.

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