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Tuesday, April 5, 2022

U.S., State Officials Applaud Employees for Outpacing Idaho Cleanup Milestone

Elected officials and EM leaders last week commended the team that completed the exhumation of targeted waste from 5.69 acres of a Cold War weapons landfill at the DOE Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site.

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Tuesday, April 5, 2022

As Buried Waste Exhumation Ends, Construction of a Landfill Cover Follows

The Accelerated Retrieval Project I (ARP I), an effort to identify and exhume specific buried waste from a waste repository at the DOE Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site, began in January 2005.

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Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Portion of Landfill Provided Data for Path Forward to Cleanup

In the early 1990s, DOE, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state of Idaho signed a record of decision to clean up a pit within a waste repository at the DOE Idaho National Laboratory Site using a chemical extraction process, which later proved unsuccessful

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Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Idaho Site Sets Sights on Important Spent Nuclear Fuel Milestone

https://www.energy.gov/em/articles/idaho-site-sets-sights-important-spent-nuclear-fuel-milestone

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Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Test Run Underway at Idaho Site Liquid Waste Treatment Facility

Crews at the DOE 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 an EM priority for 2022.

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Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Idaho Site Sets Sights on Busy Year of Projects

EM and its new Idaho Cleanup Project contractor are tackling a full slate of work at DOE’s Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site this year, including treating and shipping waste out of state, starting radiological operations at the Integrated Waste Treatment Unit (IWTU) and planning for significant construction and demolition projects.

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Tuesday, February 15, 2022

EM to Demolish Submarine Reactor Prototype at Idaho Site

EM is set to deactivate and demolish the prototype for a reactor plant used for the first nuclear-powered submarine, a major step toward advancing environmental cleanup at the DOE's Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site.

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Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Idaho Operator Enjoys Front Row in Project's Shipments to WIPP

For more than 20 years, the Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project (AMWTP) at the DOE Idaho National Laboratory Site has sent shipments of defense transuranic (TRU) waste for disposal to EM’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico. And one person has been involved in every shipment.

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Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Removal of Nuclear Waste in Idaho is Nearly Finished

Waste generated during nuclear weapons production work at Rocky Flats Plant in Colorado

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