DOE-Idaho Operations Summary

DOE-ID Bi-Weekly Summary
For the Period Dec. 9 to Dec. 21, 2009

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a regular summary of operations at DOE’s Idaho Site. It has been compiled in response to a request from stakeholders for more information on health, safety and environmental incidents at DOE facilities in Idaho. It also includes a brief summary of accomplishments at the laboratory. The report is broken down by contractor: Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project (AMWTP), Idaho Cleanup Project (ICP) and Idaho National Laboratory (INL). This summary will be sent to everyone on INL’s regular news release distribution list every other week. To be added to this distribution list, please call Brad Bugger at (208) 526-0833.

Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project

No incidents to report.

Operational Summary

Waste Shipments: Through Dec. 12, 2009, 30,436 cubic meters of stored transuranic waste, 85.37 cubic meters of remote-handled transuranic waste and 12,181 cubic meters of previously buried transuranic waste have been shipped from Idaho to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico for disposal.  

Idaho Cleanup Project

No items to report.

Operational Summary

Buried Waste Excavation Activities: Construction of the Advanced Retrieval Project-IV, which will exhume waste from Pit 5, is completed, and construction of ARP-V, which will recover waste from Pit 9, is ongoing. 

Idaho National Laboratory

December 10: An electrical subcontractor did not follow lock-out/tag-out procedures while performing work at an Idaho Falls laboratory facility. The work was stopped and the subcontractor could not resume without additional management authorization. (NE-ID—BEA-INLLABS-2009-0002).

December 15: While replacing a fire hose at the Advanced Test Reactor Complex, a worker punctured his hand with a pocket knife. The worker was treated at the Central Facilities Area dispensary and later seen by a specialist. The event is currently under review. (NE-ID—BEA-ATR-2009-0027).

 Operational Summary

Advanced Test Reactor National Scientific User Facility: The ATR NSUF has opened the Spring 2010 Call for Proposals for Experiments. Proposals are due by April 1, 2010, with anticipated award in early June 2010. The Call for Proposals includes irradiation, post irradiation examination only and synchrotron radiation proposals, a “rapid turnaround experiment,” and “new users experiment.”   



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Last updated January 08, 2010

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