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Oak Ridge’s Transuranic Waste Processing Center Receives Top DOE Safety Award

Mar 26, 2019

On August 30, 2018, employees at Oak Ridge’s Transuranic Waste Processing Center (TWPC) received the DOE Voluntary Protection Program’s (VPP) distinguished Superior Star Award.  TWPC is operated by EM contractor North Wind Solutions. Contractors whose programs meet the highest requirements for outstanding safety and health programs receive recognition from...

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Oak Ridge Celebrates Completing One Year of Shipments to WIPP

On August 21, 2018, employees gathered at Oak Ridge’s Transuranic Waste Processing Center (TWPC) to celebrate completing a full year of shipments to EM’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). Prior to August 2017, Oak Ridge’s last shipment to WIPP was completed in 2012. WIPP suspended operations in February 2014...

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August 9, 2017 – Oak Ridge makes First Transuranic Waste Shipment in Five years

Aug 24, 2017

For the first time since 2012, processed and treated transuranic waste is leaving Oak Ridge’s Transuranic Waste Processing Center for permanent disposal at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad, New Mexico. This form of waste consists of materials and debris that are contaminated with elements that have...

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Transuranic Waste Processing Project Transfers to North Wind Solutions

Dec 11, 2015

Oak Ridge, TN – Effective this morning (12/11/2015), management and operations of the Oak Ridge Transuranic Waste Processing Center (TWPC) has transferred to North Wind Solutions, LLC. The U.S. Department of Energy awarded the contract to North Wind Solutions, LLC in June.  Since then, the company has been working...

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Cask Processing Enclosure 100th Cask of Remote-Handled Transuranic Waste

Nov 10, 2014

On August 8th of this year, the Cask Processing Enclosure (CPE) team at the Transuranic Waste Processing Center (TWPC) in Oak Ridge completed processing their 100th cask of “remote-handled” Transuranic waste.  The CPE allows operators working in “bubble suits” to manually sort, segregate, size reduce and repackage waste from...

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