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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Idaho Site Safely Ships Waste to Meet Regulatory Agreements

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

“Our responsibilities are diverse,” said Bruno Zovi, waste disposal and waste generator services manager for Fluor Idaho, EM’s INL Site cleanup contractor. “While the transuranic waste that’s shipped offsite is crucially important to meeting the Idaho Settlement Agreement, there are other wastes that must also leave the state of Idaho.”

In the last 15 years, EM has completed 1,772 low-level and mixed low-level waste shipments from the INL Site, including 40,115 containers with a total volume of 25,204 cubic meters. “Most importantly, we’ve done it safely and compliantly,” Zovi said.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Idaho Site Finishes Treating 'Squeezant' Liquid Wastes

U.S. Department of Energy cleanup contractor Fluor Idaho has 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.

“This was a great effort on the part of our crews to safely treat this material and prepare it for shipment to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) or other off-site facility for compliant disposal,” said Ross Langseth, Fluor Idaho operations manager at the INL Site’s Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project (AMWTP).

The radioactive and hazardous liquid wastes were generated by AMWTP’s supercompactor when 55-gallon waste drums were crushed with 4 million pounds of force to create what resemble 5-inch-thick hockey pucks to reduce their shipping and storage volume.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Idaho Site Safely Ships Waste to Meet Regulatory Agreements

Department of Energy cleanup agreements with the state of Idaho require the Environmental Management (EM) program 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, June 30, 2020

Idaho Site Finishes Treating 'Squeezant' Liquid Wastes

U.S. Department of Energy cleanup contractor Fluor Idaho has 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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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

INL Site Contractor Sponsors COVID-19 Antibody Test Clinics For Employees

Nearly 300 employees, subcontractors, staff augmentation personnel and their family members participated in Fluor Idaho’s two COVID-19 Antibody Testing Clinics held this month in Idaho Falls. The Idaho National Laboratory Site cleanup contractor partnered with Mountain View Hospital in Idaho Falls for both clinics.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Spent Nuclear Fuel Transfers Support DOE’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 the Department of Energy (DOE) 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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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

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

Crews for Department of Energy (DOE) Environmental Management (EM) cleanup contractor Fluor Idaho 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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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Idaho Facility Successfully Treats, Repackages Challenging Waste

Fluor Idaho crews at the Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project (AMWTP) at the Department of Energy’s (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

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

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Fluor Idaho Enriches Small Businesses Through Purchases of Goods, Services

Fluor Idaho, LLC, which manages cleanup operations for the DOE’s Idaho National Laboratory Site, exceeded its overall small business goals by 12 percent for the recently completed fiscal year, contributing more than $69 million to local and regional businesses for goods and services.

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