VNSFS has been at the center of operations of the Transuranic (TRU) Waste Processing Center on the DOE complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, for nearly a decade, as the prime contractor for six years and now as the subcontractor managing operations and hot cell activities. We have shipped more than 1,500 55-gallon drums of TRU waste to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico. We also package and ship low-level and mixed low-level radioactive waste for disposal at the Nevada National Security Site.
We have managed the Environmental Restoration Disposal Facility (ERDF) at Hanford since 2013, where we are responsible for the full spectrum of management and operation of DOE’s largest landfill. We work closely with all Hanford waste generators to ensure waste acceptance criteria and regulatory compliance are met during all phases of waste generation, containerization, transport and disposal activities. Our innovative methods of packaging and disposing of large contaminated items from throughout the Hanford Site have resulted in significant savings for DOE.
VNSFS personnel have performed all of the site preparation work for the On-site Waste Disposal Facility at the DOE's PORTS Site in Ohio, and are currently finishing the first cell and disposal ramp for the landfill, which is expected to start accepting waste in late 2021.
Our technologies focus on remotely accessing waste, separating the challenging waste and ultimately stabilizing the waste into a disposable form. By using our separation and stabilization techniques, the overall volume of waste requiring disposition is greatly reduced.