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EM-Idaho Buried Waste Project Celebrates Major Cleanup Accomplishment

Thursday, March 31, 2022

EM-Idaho Buried Waste Project Celebrates Major Cleanup Accomplishment

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM) and State of Idaho officials gathered Wednesday afternoon at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site to mark the completion of a high-priority cleanup project that helps protect the Snake River Plain Aquifer and maintains a commitment with the state of Idaho.

Work crews from the Idaho Cleanup Project (ICP) completed the retrieval of buried waste from 5.69 acres at the Radioactive Waste Management Complex. The exhumations were completed more than 18 months ahead of schedule as part of the Accelerated Retrieval Project (ARP).

Idaho Gov. Brad Little, Attorney General Lawrence Wasden, Idaho legislators, county and city representatives and DOE cleanup program management thanked the ARP workforce at the Radioactive Waste Management Complex for its safe work performance and dedication to the mission.

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Idaho Site Sets Sights on Important Spent Nuclear Fuel Milestone

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Idaho Site Sets Sights on Important Spent Nuclear Fuel Milestone

Environmental Management (EM) crews at the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site recently retrieved the last of the Advanced Test Reactor’s (ATR) spent nuclear fuel elements from a water-filled storage basin and transferred them to a nearby dry-storage facility in support of a 1995 agreement with the state of Idaho.

“I’m extremely proud of our team for accomplishing this task safely and compliantly,” said Jay Schnelle, spent nuclear fuel shift operations manager for cleanup contractor Idaho Environmental Coalition (IEC).

The accomplishment means there’s just one fuel type remaining in the DOE complex’s largest spent nuclear fuel storage basin.

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Thursday, March 31, 2022

EM-Idaho Buried Waste Project Celebrates Major Cleanup Accomplishment

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM) and State of Idaho officials gathered Wednesday afternoon at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site to mark the completion of a high-priority cleanup project that helps protect the Snake River Plain Aquifer and maintains a commitment with the state of Idaho.

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Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Idaho Site Sets Sights on Important Spent Nuclear Fuel Milestone

Environmental Management (EM) crews at the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site recently retrieved the last of the Advanced Test Reactor’s (ATR) spent nuclear fuel elements from a water-filled storage basin and transferred them to a nearby dry-storage facility in support of a 1995 agreement with the state of Idaho.

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Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Test Run Underway at Idaho Site Liquid Waste Treatment Facility

Crews at the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Idaho National Laboratory Site are operating the final test run of the Integrated Waste Treatment Unit (IWTU), running waste simulant through the facility to ensure the plant’s performance and personnel proficiency for upcoming radiological operations. Processing 100 waste containers through the IWTU is a DOE Office of Environmental Management (EM) priority for 2022.

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