TWPC North Wind Solutions Exceeds Milestone

TWPC Waste Operators manage, sort and process remote-handled transuranic waste

TWPC Waste Operators manage, sort and process remote-handled transuranic waste

The Transuranic (TRU) Waste Processing Center (TWPC) North Wind Solutions (NWSol) team has exceeded the processing milestones for the first Contract Year (ended October 26) for both contact handled TRU (CH-TRU) and remote handled TRU (RH-TRU) waste. For the first contract year, the NWSol team processed 117.5% of its CH-TRU goal and 110.4% of its RH-TRU goal.

These goals were set jointly with the Department of Energy (DOE) Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (OREM) office and are part of meeting Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Site Treatment Plan milestones.

As stated in the DOE EM Update newsletter, “We are very pleased with the rate of progress North Wind achieved in their first year,” said OREM Acting Manager Jay Mullis. “This moves us closer to meeting our commitments to the State of Tennessee, and we are making great strides to have our waste ready for disposal when WIPP resumes normal operations.” To view the complete EM Update Vol. 8, Issue 21, click here: http://energy.gov/em/newsletters.

Linda Beach, NWSol Project Manager said, “This is the first year of the NWSol contract to manage TWPC, and meeting and exceeding these goals was truly a team effort requiring cooperation by multiple DOE contractors for both waste characterization and delivery of waste for processing.”

DOE constructed the TWPC facility, located on 25 acres in Oak Ridge, TN, in 2003 as a regional center for the management, treatment, packaging and shipment of DOE TRU waste legacy inventory.