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Waste Management

Project Scope

The Department of Energy (DOE) and Fluor-BWXT manage the safe disposition of waste generated during the plant’s uranium enrichment operations as well as building debris, contaminated soil, and other materials generated during the D&D and environmental cleanup of 415 facilities and structures at the Portsmouth plant.

The plant’s waste streams include solid and liquid radioactive materials; hazardous wastes such as toxic, corrosive, reactive or ignitable materials; mixed waste, which contains both hazardous and radioactive components; and sanitary waste.

Decision in Place to Proceed

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) have agreed upon a plan for the disposition of more than two million cubic yards of waste that would be generated from the decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) of the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Piketon, Ohio. Click Here to learn more.

Project Library

Removal and Recycling of Large Electrical Equipment


The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and contractor Fluor-B&W Portsmouth recently safely managed the recycling of millions of pounds of metal from the demolition of a de-energized electrical switchyard that served the former gaseous diffusion plant at the Portsmouth site near Piketon. The effort diverted more than 4 million tons of steel, aluminum and copper from landfills and avoided costs of $7 million. READ MORE

 

Waste Management: Improving Efficiency, Safety


Between mid-June and mid-September, Fluor B&W Portsmouth LLC removed enough waste and recyclable material from the site – 1.1 million cubic feet to be exact – to cover an entire football field stacked 25 feet high. READ MORE