Savannah River Site Achieves Transuranic Waste Disposition Goal in 2013

EM and the Savannah River Site management and operations contractor complete ARRA goal to prepare 5,000 cubic meters of legacy TRU waste for shipment and disposal at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. EM and Savannah River Nuclear Solutions also remediated nearly all 200 cubic meters of a difficult waste and repackaged it for certification and shipment.

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DOE Announces Preference for Disposal of Hanford Transuranic Tank Waste at WIPP

Today the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced its preferred alternative to retrieve, treat, package, characterize and certify certain Hanford tank waste for disposal at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in Carlsbad, New Mexico, if such waste is properly classified in the future as defense-related mixed transuranic tank waste (mixed TRU waste).

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“Tru” Success: SRS Recovery Act Prepares to Complete Shipment of More Than 5,000 Cubic Meters of Nuclear Waste to WIPP

The DOE site in Aiken, S.C., is safely, steadily, and cost-effectively making progress to analyze, measure, and then carefully cleanup or dispose of legacy transuranic (TRU) waste remaining at SRS after the lengthy nuclear arms race.

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Los Alamos National Laboratory Builds on Success to Accelerate TRU Waste Shipping

Building on the success of the first year of an accelerated waste shipping campaign, Los Alamos National Laboratory will use a data-driven approach to more than double the amount of waste shipped to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in 2013.

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