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.