|A scene from inside the Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project, where transuranic legacy waste is characterized and readied for disposal.|
Idaho Treatment Group (ITG), which is running the Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project, and CH2M-WG Idaho (CWI), which is running the Idaho Cleanup Project, will both remain on the job while DOE moves toward awarding and transitioning to a new ICP Core contract. Both of their contracts had been scheduled to end today. The extension will allow cleanup to continue without interruption as DOE evaluates bid packages for a new cleanup contract.
The CWI contract extension is valued at approximately $114 million, while the ITG extension is valued at approximately $65 million. CWI was first awarded the ICP contract in March 2005, while ITG received the Mixed Waste contract in October 2011.
Under its contract, CWI is responsible for:
- Treatment and disposal of radioactive waste
- Retrieval, disposal and other remediation related to buried waste
- Safe management of spent nuclear fuel
- Disposition of nuclear materials
- Environmental remediation activities
- Sodium bearing waste processing activities
ITG’s contract dictates that it will safely and compliantly:
- Characterize, certify, package and store transuranic waste offsite disposal
- Disposition mixed low-level waste at an appropriate treatment and/or disposal facility
- Retrieve stored waste from the Transuranic Storage Area-Retrieval Enclosure.
- Complete upgrades to the Waste Treatment Facility