Welcome to TWPC
Removing Transuranic (TRU) waste from U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) facilities in Oak Ridge, Tennessee is important for our community; it is important in keeping commitments to the State of Tennessee; it is important for the DOE Headquarters and credibility with Congress and taxpayers.
DOE established the TRU Waste Processing Center (TWPC) as a regional center for the management, treatment, packaging and shipment of DOE TRU waste legacy inventory. TWPC is also responsible for managing and treating Low Level and Mixed Low Level Waste generated at ORNL. TWPC is operated by Wastren Advantage, Inc. (WAI) under contract to the DOE’s Oak Ridge Office. WAI is a Piketon, Ohio-based 8(a) small disadvantaged business with offices in Oak Ridge, Tennessee; Piketon, Ohio; Grand Junction, Colorado; Denver, Colorado; Paducah, Kentucky; Chesapeake, Virginia; and San Antonio, Texas.
TWPC is a highly experienced team committed to continuous improvement, attention to detail, working in a safe and efficient manner, and maintaining a safety conscious work environment.
TWPC is Partnered with DOE
WAI and the DOE Oak Ridge Office entered into a “partnering agreement” in May 2011 that is aimed at fostering a more collaborative working relationship between the two entities.
This is the first of two pilot agreements planned for Oak Ridge that will feature the partnering concept and act as springboard for other DOE sites. The partnering agreement will provide both entities an opportunity to see the work from each other’s point of view and to share in common and integrated mission, vision, and strategic objectives. While both DOE and WAI continue to work well together, the partnering agreement brings our people and our processes closer together to find win-win solutions.
TWPC is Committed to Continuous Improvement
TWPC is committed to an ongoing process of organizational self-discovery, self-improvement and maintenance of the improved condition. Working level employees have been selected as Champions of Excellence in various disciplines to assist in identifying opportunities for improvements in processes, programs and activities. They participate on Continuous Improvement Teams to evaluate, develop and implement changes that will enhance TWPC’s safety, production, and efficiency, and enhances customer satisfaction. Continuous Improvement is an “all hands” activity at TWPC.