Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Mock-ups Prove Effective in Testing Idaho Waste Treatment Facility
Cleanup contractor Fluor Idaho has been working with a local small business to create mock-ups of critical equipment needed to treat 900,000 gallons of liquid radioactive waste from underground tanks at the Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory Site.
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
INL Site Project Explores Virtual Reality to Improve Safety, Work Performance
Once the subject of futuristic movies, virtual reality (VR) technology is being used by Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site cleanup contractor Fluor Idaho with the aim of reducing potential radiation exposure to workers and improving work performance.
Thursday, October 3, 2019
Fluor Idaho Collaborates With Battelle Energy Alliance To Remove Idaho National Laboratory Legacy Reactor
Environmental Management (EM) crews recently demolished a legacy research reactor built in the 1950s at DOE’s Idaho National Laboratory (INL), using innovative tools to break down its 4.5-foot-thick concrete shield.
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Idaho Site Finishes Landfill Cover Design as Waste Removal Nears Completion
The Department of Energy Environmental Management (EM) program and its cleanup contractor Fluor Idaho have completed the design for the cover to a 97-acre Cold War landfill at the Idaho National Laboratory Site as workers move closer to removing all targeted transuranic waste there.
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Idaho Site Improves Waste Treatment Facility After Successful Demonstration
Crews for Department of Energy Environmental Management (EM) cleanup contractor Fluor Idaho are completing several improvements to the Integrated Waste Treatment Unit (IWTU) following a 50-day demonstration of the facility.
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Idaho Site Safely Completes Waste Processing at Accelerated Retrieval Project V Facility
Crews for Department of Energy Environmental Management (EM) cleanup contractor Fluor Idaho have safely finished processing remaining waste at an Idaho National Laboratory Site facility following a breach of four drums containing radioactive sludge there last year.
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Idaho Site Safely Resizes, Repackages Challenging Waste Boxes for Disposal
Environmental Management (EM) crews at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site have safely finished reducing the size of large, contaminated legacy waste boxes and debris and repackaging them for shipment to permanent disposal facilities.
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Idaho Waste Treatment Facility Completes its Longest Test Run
Fluor Idaho crews recently completed a 50-day demonstration of the Integrated Waste Treatment Unit, treating more than 62,200 gallons of a non-radioactive simulant that mimics waste from an underground tank farm at Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory Site.
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
New Technology Improves Efficiency of Waste Characterization at Idaho Facility
Workers at the Idaho National Laboratory Site are employing an innovative technology to characterize more than 320 drums, boxes and objects that have been difficult to measure with other equipment used at the Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project.
Monday, May 6, 2019
Fluor Idaho and its Employees Provided Significant Economic Benefit to the State of Idaho in 2018
Fluor Idaho, LLC, the cleanup contractor at the Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory Site, created thousands of jobs and generated more than $800 million in overall economic benefit to the state of Idaho last year, according to a recently completed study.
Monday, April 22, 2019
INL Site Moves Major Step Closer to Completing Waste Exhumation Project
Crews recently finished exhuming radioactive and hazardous waste from a combined area of 5 acres at the Radioactive Waste Management Complex at the Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory Site.
Friday, April 12, 2019
No Injuries or External Contamination Detected from Incident at DOE-Idaho Site
The Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Fire Department responded to a fire alarm late Wednesday night at the Accelerated Retrieval Project (ARP 5) containment structure at the Idaho Cleanup Project's Radioactive Waste Management Complex (RWMC) involving release of material from a drum on the Department of Energy's INL Site.
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Idaho National Laboratory Site Cleanup Contractor Announces Workforce Restructuring
Idaho National Laboratory Site cleanup contractor Fluor Idaho, LLC announced Monday to its employees a workforce restructuring action on the Idaho Cleanup Project, to consist of a Self-Select Voluntary Separation Program and an Involuntary Separation Program, if needed.
Thursday, February 14, 2019
New Spent Nuclear Fuel Buckets Extend Storage Facility's Mission
Fluor Idaho, cleanup contractor at Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory Site, recently created new fuel buckets that allow it to store more Advanced Test Reactor spent nuclear fuel elements in the remaining space of a dry storage facility.
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
INL Site Well Rehabilitated Using Innovative Technology
A deep aquifer monitoring well at the Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory Site has been rehabilitated and will return to service after it tested positive for an industrial solvent three years ago.