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Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Idaho Site Tests Technologies to Retrieve Calcine Waste

The Department of Energy Environmental Management (EM) Program and Idaho National Laboratory Site cleanup contractor Fluor Idaho are testing technologies that will enable the retrieval and transfer of a granulated high-level radioactive waste called calcine that’s been in storage for decades.

Fabricators and engineers for the calcine retrieval project have developed one-of-a-kind remotely operated equipment needed to retrieve 220 cubic meters of calcine from a set of ring-shaped bins in an underground storage vault known as the Calcine Solids Storage Facility 1 (CSSF1) and transfer the material to the nearby semi-underground CSSF6 containing tall, cylindrical tanks. The original CSSF would then be cleaned and closed under federal regulations.

Calcine was created through a thermal process that converted a liquid waste generated from spent nuclear fuel reprocessing to a more stable, granular solid.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Fluor Idaho Enters into Mentor-Protégé Agreement with Small Business

Fluor Idaho, cleanup contractor at the Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site, has signed a Mentor-Protégé Agreement with an Idaho Falls-based business that provides design engineering services.

Walsh Engineering Services (the Protégé) will provide Fluor Idaho (the Mentor) with civil, structural, mechanical and electrical engineering expertise. In turn, Walsh Engineering will work with Fluor Idaho to become more proficient in project management and scheduling.

Mark Pope, owner and president of Walsh Engineering Services, said he is enthusiastic about the agreement because it allows his firm to keep core staff employed as well as strengthen his company’s ability to bid on future federal contracts.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Idaho Site Tests Technologies to Retrieve Calcine Waste

The Department of Energy Environmental Management (EM) Program and Idaho National Laboratory Site cleanup contractor Fluor Idaho are testing technologies that will enable the retrieval and transfer of a granulated high-level radioactive waste called calcine that’s been in storage for decades.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Fluor Idaho Enters into Mentor-Protégé Agreement with Small Business

Fluor Idaho, cleanup contractor at the Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site, has signed a Mentor-Protégé Agreement with an Idaho Falls-based business that provides design engineering services.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

INL Site to Study Cleanup Project for Completion Ahead of Schedule

A successful 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.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Additional Idaho Site Facility Enlisted for Sludge Drum Repackaging

Cleanup contractor Fluor Idaho and the Department of Energy’s Environmental Management (EM) Program at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site are doubling efforts to treat and repackage drums of radioactive sludge waste generated during the Cold War.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Fluor Idaho Enters Into Mentor-Protégé Agreement With MarCom

Fluor Idaho, LLC, which manages cleanup operations for the Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site, has signed a Mentor-Protégé Agreement with an Idaho Falls small business that will benefit both companies.

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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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