Tuesday, September 15, 2020
INL Site to Study Cleanup Project for Completion Ahead of Schedule
A successful EM cleanup project at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site is being studied to determine if it has met its objectives several years earlier than projected.
Tuesday, September 8, 2020
EM Enlists Additional Idaho Site Facility for Sludge Drum Repackaging
EM and its cleanup contractor at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site are doubling efforts to treat and repackage drums of radioactive sludge waste generated during the Cold War.
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Idaho Crews Complete Landfill Cover
Work crews at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site have completed the installation of a soil cover over a construction debris landfill at the Materials and Fuels Complex (MFC).
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Pact Sets Stage for Idaho Site Contractor to Help Small Business Grow
EM’s Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site cleanup contractor has signed a mentor-protégé agreement with a firm named DOE’s Small Business of the Year for fiscal 2019.
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
INL Site Cleanup Contractors Collaborate on Spent Nuclear Fuel Project
Crews with EM Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site cleanup contractor Fluor Idaho recently provided their expertise to a critical sampling effort at the site required under a federal permit.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.