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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Idaho Site Safely Resizes, Repackages Challenging Waste Boxes for Disposal


Environmental Management (EM) crews at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site have safely finished reducing the size of large, contaminated legacy waste boxes and debris and repackaging them for shipment to permanent disposal facilities.


Workers with EM cleanup contractor Fluor Idaho packaged the size-reduced components for off-site disposal, or processing through EM?s Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project (AMWTP) Treatment Facility at the INL Site prior to disposal.



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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Idaho Waste Treatment Facility Completes its Longest Test Run


Fluor Idaho crews recently completed a 50-day demonstration of the Integrated Waste Treatment Unit, treating more than 62,200 gallons of a non-radioactive simulant that mimics waste from an underground tank farm at Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory Site.


The demonstration aimed to achieve long-term, stable operations of the plant designed to treat the tank farm's 900,000 gallons of radioactive waste. This run also challenged the facility by testing its ability to recover from off-normal events, such as temperature and pressure variations. Additionally, the test run provided data to help finalize remaining environmental permits and confirm the plant's operating conditions.


Workers conducted a previous IWTU demonstration over 30 days last summer.


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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Idaho Site Safely Resizes, Repackages Challenging Waste Boxes for Disposal

Environmental Management (EM) crews at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site have safely finished reducing the size of large, contaminated legacy waste boxes and debris and repackaging them for shipment to permanent disposal facilities.


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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Idaho Waste Treatment Facility Completes its Longest Test Run

Fluor Idaho crews recently completed a 50-day demonstration of the Integrated Waste Treatment Unit, treating more than 62,200 gallons of a non-radioactive simulant that mimics waste from an underground tank farm at Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory Site.


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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

New Technology Improves Efficiency of Waste Characterization at Idaho Facility

Workers at the Idaho National Laboratory Site are employing an innovative technology to characterize more than 320 drums, boxes and objects that have been difficult to measure with other equipment used at the Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project.


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Monday, May 6, 2019

Fluor Idaho and its Employees Provided Significant Economic Benefit to the State of Idaho in 2018

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


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Monday, April 22, 2019

INL Site Moves Major Step Closer to Completing Waste Exhumation Project

Crews recently finished exhuming radioactive and hazardous waste from a combined area of 5 acres at the Radioactive Waste Management Complex at the Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory Site.


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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Idaho National Laboratory Site Cleanup Contractor Announces Workforce Restructuring

Idaho National Laboratory Site cleanup contractor Fluor Idaho, LLC announced Monday to its employees a workforce restructuring action on the Idaho Cleanup Project, to consist of a Self-Select Voluntary Separation Program and an Involuntary Separation Program, if needed.



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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 4, 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 2, 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 2, 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 1, 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 2, 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 1, 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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