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Thursday, February 14, 2019

New Spent Nuclear Fuel Buckets Extend Storage Facility's Mission


Fluor Idaho, cleanup contractor at Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory Site, recently created new fuel buckets that allow it to store more Advanced Test Reactor spent nuclear fuel elements in the remaining space of a dry storage facility.


Using creative geometry, Fluor Idaho engineers, criticality safety and thermal analysis experts, operations personnel and fabricators developed a four-compartment stainless-steel bucket that fits inside each fuel canister to provide for the storage of 24 ATR spent fuel elements per canister at the Irradiated Fuel Storage Facility of the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center. Previously, only 16 ATR spent fuel elements fit in a fuel canister, which measures 18 inches in diameter and 10 feet, 9 inches in length.


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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

INL Site Well Rehabilitated Using Innovative Technology


A deep aquifer monitoring well at the Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory Site has been rehabilitated and will return to service after it tested positive for an industrial solvent three years ago. 

 

Known as Middle-2051, the well is located in the south-central portion of the 890-square-mile site. It first tested positive for perchloroethylene (PCE) in November 2015. Because the 1,110-foot-deep well is sealed off from the surrounding aquifer, Fluor Idaho scientists with were able to determine that the solvent originated in the well?s tubing fluid and was not present in the groundwater.

 

In an ensuing investigation, researchers determined two similar wells in different areas of the INL Site also contained PCE in their tubing fluid.



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Thursday, February 14, 2019

New Spent Nuclear Fuel Buckets Extend Storage Facility's Mission

Fluor Idaho, cleanup contractor at Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory Site, recently created new fuel buckets that allow it to store more Advanced Test Reactor spent nuclear fuel elements in the remaining space of a dry storage facility.


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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

INL Site Well Rehabilitated Using Innovative Technology

A deep aquifer monitoring well at the Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory Site has been rehabilitated and will return to service after it tested positive for an industrial solvent three years ago. 


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Thursday, October 25, 2018

Investigatrion into Cause of April 11th Drum Event at the INL Site Concludes

Fluor Idaho LLC, cleanup contractor at the Department of Energy Idaho National Laboratory Site, recently completed an investigation into the cause of an April 11 event where four radioactive waste drums experienced excessive pressure and ejected their lids and contents following transuranic waste processing and repackaging.



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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Buried Waste Retrieval Resumes at DOE Idaho Site

Fluor Idaho, LLC, cleanup contractor at the Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory Site, has resumed the exhumation of buried Cold War weapons waste following a safety review.


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Monday, August 20, 2018

Fluor Idaho Provides Significant Economic Benefit to the State of Idaho

Fluor Idaho, LLC, cleanup contractor at the Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory Site, created thousands of jobs and generated more than $800 milllion in overall economic benefit to the state of Idaho last year, according to a recently completed study.


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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Work Resumes at the Idaho Cleanup Glovebox Facilities

Following a review of safety measures, Idaho Cleanup Project contractor Fluor Idaho has resumed work in all of its glovebox facilities at the Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory Site.



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Monday, June 04, 2018

Cleanup Begins at DOE Idaho Building Site of Drum Breach

Cleanup has begun at the scene of an April 11 incident involving the breach of four 55-gallon drums at the Department of Energy's Radioactive Waste Management Complex (RWMC) in eastern Idaho.



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Monday, April 23, 2018

Team Re-Enters Building Where Drum Breach Occurred at DOE Idaho Site

A three-person team re-entered the Accelerated Retrieval Project V (ARP V) facility of the Department of Energy's Radioactive Waste Management Complex (RWMC) on April 19 to collect data from the scene of an April 11 drum breach



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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Investigation Involving Waste Drum Continues at DOE Idaho Site

U.S. Department of Energy and Fluor Idaho officials are continuing an investigation into the cause of a waste drum incident April 11 at the Accelerated Retrieval Project V (ARP V) facility of the Department of Energy's Radioactive Waste Management Compex (RWMC).



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Thursday, April 12, 2018

No Injuries or External Contamination Detected from Incident at DOE-Idaho Site

Emergency operations were terminated following an incident at the Radioactive Waste Management Complex (RWMC) Accelerated Retrieval Project (ARP 5) containment structure at the Department of Energy's Idaho site.



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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Idaho National Laboratory Fire Department responds to incident at RWMC

The Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Fire Department responded to a fire alarm late Wednesday night at the Accelerated Retrieval Project (ARP 5) containment structure at the Idaho Cleanup Project's Radioactive Waste Management Complex (RWMC) involving release of material from a drum on the Department of Energy's INL Site.



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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Department of Energy's Emergency Operations Center is gathering information about a reported incident at the Idaho Site

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Idaho site Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has been activated and is gathering information about a reported incident at the Idaho Cleanup Project's Radioactive Waste Management Complex.



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Thursday, November 02, 2017

Fluor Idaho Purchases More Than $78 Million in Goods, Services from Small Businesses

Fluor Idaho, LLC, which conducts cleanup of the Department of Energy's Idaho Site, more than doubled its small business goals for the recently completed fiscal year, contributing more than $78 million to small businesses for goods and services.



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Monday, October 23, 2017

50th Waste Shipment From Idaho Arrives at New Mexico Repository

The U.S. Department of Energy's Idaho Site and Idaho Cleanup Project contractor Fluor Idaho recently completed it's 50th shipment of Cold War weapons waste to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant since the New Mexico repository reopened in April.



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Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Waste Compaction Equipment Reaches Performance Milestone

A unique piece of equipment at the Department of Energy's Idaho site that compacts transuranic waste recently achieved 100,000 hours of operation and performance and reliability indicate a capability for additional years of service.



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Monday, May 01, 2017

Fluor Idaho Partners with Idaho Falls Zoo

Fluor Idaho is partnering with the Idaho Falls Zoo for the 2017 season to introduce the first annual "STEM Day at the Zoo" and "Exploration Stations."



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Thursday, March 02, 2017

Crews at the DOE Idaho Site Complete Significant Waste Retrieval Milestone

For more than 20 years, a gigantic building - covering seven acres of land at the U.S. Department of Energy's Idaho site - has been the temporary storage location for hundreds of thousands of containers filled with radioactively contaminated materials.



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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Idaho Site earns Governor's Award for Leadership in Energy Efficiency

The Idaho Governor's Office of Energy and Mineral Resources has selected the Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory as the recipient of the 2016 Governor's Award for Leadership in Energy Efficiency.



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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Crews at the DOE Idaho Site Complete Buried Cleanup Accomplishment

Crews with Fluor Idaho, LLC, at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Idaho Site have completed a significant cleanup accomplishment that further protects the underlying Snake River Plain Aquifer, the primary drinking and irrigation water source for more than 300,000 Idahoans.



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Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Fluor Idaho Begins Operations at DOE's Idaho Site

Operational responsibilities for environmental management work at the U.S. Department of Energy's Idaho Operations Office were transitioned to Fluor Idaho, LLC today, marking the start of a five-year contract to support cleanup at the Department's Idaho site.



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