Contract: $154,947,000 - Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management - Apr. 15, 2009
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Award Description: The Recovery Act projects undertaken by Washington TRU Solutions LLC, have the following goals: - To accelerate TRU waste characterization and disposal of contacted-handled (CH) and remote-handled (RH) shipments of transuranic (TRU) waste from U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) TRU waste generator/storage sites to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) for Fiscal Years (FY) 2010 through 2011 for both CH and RH TRU waste - To accelerate removal of legacy TRU waste inventory from ten small-quantity sites (SQS): - General Electric Vallecitos Nuclear Center (GEVNC) (FY10) - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) (FY10) - Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory (LBNL) (FY10) - Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) (FY10) - NRD, LLC (FY11) - Nevada Test Site (NTS) (FY11) - Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) (FY11) - Separations Process Research Unit (SPRU) (FY11) - Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory (BAPL) (FY11) - Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory-Nuclear Fuels Services (KAPL-NFS) (FY11) - To enhance and upgrade the infrastructure at the WIPP site including manufacturing a new horizontal emplacement machine for RH waste emplacement in the WIPP disposal horizon, manufacturing a light weight facility cask, construction of a salt pile evaporation pond, and procurement of equipment to support accelerated waste receipt and disposal. The TRU waste acceleration effort will enable WIPP to achieve the following ARRA TRU waste targets published by the DOE Office of Environmental Management (EM): - During FY09-11, to dispose of a total of 35,126 cubic meters (m3) of CH TRU waste feedstock instead of the original target of 30,601 m3, an increase of 4,525 m3 - During FY09-11, to dispose of a total of 1,071 m3 of RH TRU waste feedstock instead of the original target of 971 m3, an increase of 100 m3 Accelerating TRU waste cleanup and disposal will help shrink the EM footprint, thereby reducing risk to citizens and the environment while helping to create and retain up to 400 jobs through FY 2011. *'Total compensation' reported below may require an increase in pension value or other adjustment. If necessary, the compensation amounts below will be updated as appropriate.
Project Description: Accelerated TRU Waste Disposition Plan of contact-handled and remote-handled shipments. Quarterly Carlsbad Field Office Recovery Act Project Accomplishments - Created/Saved 250 jobs - Excavation of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Salt Storage Evaporation Pond is complete - Completed characterization of remote-handled (RH) transuranic (TRU) waste at the General Electric Vallecitos Nuclear Center in preparation for shipment to WIPP; first RH TRU shipment from GEVNC received at WIPP - Completed deployment to the Hanford site; contact-handled waste characterization is in progress in preparation for the certification audit - Completed surveying and geotechnical investigation of the South Access Road leading to the WIPP Facility; 90% design review completed - Completed a shipping campaign from the Nevada Test Site (NTS) to the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). The campaign was completed in July and consisted of 17 shipments of CH TRU waste sent to INL for characterization/certification to meet disposal requirements. Upon completion of these activities at INL, the waste will be shipped to WIPP for disposal. Some of the waste has already been shipped to WIPP - Bids have been returned and are currently being evaluated for a new RH TRU waste Light Weight Facility Cask. The new cask will be designed to handle RH TRU waste that is below 100 rem per hour. The new cask will be lighter and easier to maneuver in the WIPP underground. The current cask will continue to be used for the RH TRU waste that exceeds the 100 rem per hour level
Jobs Summary: The total number of jobs created or retained includes 60 workers employed by the contractor and 153 subcontractor employees. Descriptions of Jobs Created TRU waste handling technicians Quality Assurance Project controls (cost and schedule) analysts Civil engineers Surveyors Accountants Procurement specialists Receptionist and information clerk Computer system analyst Construction supervisor Operations Engineer Managers (Total jobs reported: 213)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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