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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.

The project is necessary for DOE to meet a milestone with the state of Idaho to have all spent nuclear fuel transferred from wet to dry storage by 2023. Workers are safely transferring the fuel from wet to dry storage and preparing for its final disposition at an off-site repository.

Spent nuclear fuel from the Experimental Breeder Reactor-II (EBR-II) reactor is currently stored in the Chemical Processing Plant-666 (CPP) basin at the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center. The fuel will be retrieved from there, transferred to a shipping cask, loaded onto a tractor trailer, and transported across the INL Site to the Radioactive Scrap and Waste Facility (RSWF) at the Materials and Fuels Complex (MFC).

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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.

Metal particles known as "fines" were among the waste workers safely treated and repackaged at AMWTP. The fines, generated during historic weapons development, had been sent to the INL Site from the former Rocky Flats Plant, a DOE Environmental Management (EM) closure site near Denver. In all, 176 drums in AMWTP’s inventory were believed to contain the reactive metal.

“We had to revise our operating permit with the state of Idaho, put additional controls in place, and complete extra training with our staff before embarking on this waste treatment campaign,” said Nate Loftus, a manager with Fluor Idaho, EM’s INL Site cleanup contractor. “Our workers performed flawlessly. The work was done safely and according to procedures.”

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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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