Wednesday, September 20, 2023
Employees of Idaho Liquid Waste Treatment Facility Thanked by DOE Officials, Others
Today, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) officials visited the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site to thank federal and contractor employees for the successful start and routine operations of a radioactive liquid waste treatment facility in support of milestones with the State of Idaho.
Deputy Secretary of Energy David Turk and DOE Office of Environmental Management (EM) Senior Advisor William “Ike” White were at the Integrated Waste Treatment Unit (IWTU) to acknowledge the tireless efforts of engineers, fabricators, operators, building trades, safety professionals, and administrative professionals who helped the facility begin waste treatment operations. The IWTU started treating sodium-bearing waste on April 11, 2023. To date, the IWTU has converted more than 68,000 gallons of liquid waste from a nearby tank farm to a safer, granular solid.