IDAHO FALLS — Our most recent Up n’ Atom Breakfast was held Tuesday, Feb. 21 from 7:30-9 a.m. at the Residence Inn and was sponsored by Walsh Engineering. Fluor Idaho President Fred Hughes talked about Fluors progress with the Idaho Cleanup Project (ICP) since taking over the core contract in June 2016. He also spoke in detail about his plans for achieving ICP milestones such as the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) shipments, dry storage configuration, the Integrated Waste Treatment Unit (IWTU), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) compliance at Innovative Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center (INTEC), cap design for the Sub-surface Disposal Area and also the Radioactive Waste Management Complex (RWMC).
Among the many things Fred touched on was the success that Fluor ID has had with reaching milestones and integrating AMWTP with separate ICP projects that were previously handled by separate contractors. He also spoke of WIPP and how their reactivation might impact and benefit ICP. Fred also spoke about the four-phase approach he has planned for IWTU. Fluor ID first approached the IWTU project by assessing system limitations based on previous simulant runs. Problematic units such as the auger-grinder were identified and more efficient mechanisms were engineered. Currently they are on phase II of their four-phase approach.
Thank you to all that attended our Up n’ Atom Breakfast. We hope you enjoyed it and learned more about ICP and how its success benefits our community, Idaho and our nation. We look forward to seeing everyone at our next Up n’ Atom Breakfast.