On April 6, 2016, senior officials from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (OREM) and North Wind Solutions, LLC met to sign their first partnering agreement. The agreement defines the working arrangement and expectations between the two organizations. To read more, click here: OREM and North Wind Solutions, LLC Signs Partnering [...]
Oak Ridge, TN – Effective this morning (12/11/2015), management and operations of the Oak Ridge Transuranic Waste Processing Center (TWPC) has transferred to North Wind Solutions, LLC.
The U.S. Department of Energy awarded the contract to North Wind Solutions, LLC in June. Since then, the company has been working with DOE and the incumbent contractor, [...]
On August 8th of this year, the Cask Processing Enclosure (CPE) team at the Transuranic Waste Processing Center (TWPC) in Oak Ridge completed processing their 100th cask of “remote-handled” Transuranic waste. The CPE allows operators working in “bubble suits” to manually sort, segregate, size reduce and repackage waste from casks generated at the Oak Ridge [...]
Wastren Advantage, Inc. (WAI) and the Transuranic Waste Processing Center (TWPC) in Lenoir City, Tennessee have been selected by the Department of Energy (DOE) to receive the DOE-Voluntary Protection Program Legacy of Stars Award. The award was presented on August 26, 2013, during the opening general session of the National Voluntary Protection [...]
On Thursday May 23, 2013, WAI held a day of recognition and celebration in honor of the TWPC workforce and their achievement of 4 million man-hours without a lost-time accident. The last lost-time accident was over 11 years ago on April 2, 2002. Since then, TWPC has safely and compliantly processed some of the most [...]
On July 20, 2011, TWPC was requested by DOE to participate in making Oak Ridge the featured site for the 2012 Waste Management Symposia that was held in Phoenix, Arizona during the week of February 27, 2012. The conference features one DOE site each year, giving them the opportunity to focus on their technical accomplishments, [...]
In May 2011, TWPC surpassed three million man-hours without a lost time accident. This is a remarkable achievement considering the type of work that is performed at TWPC.
On August 1, 2011, TWPC employees celebrated this achievement with a safety celebration with personnel from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), representatives from Congressman Chuck Fleischmann’s [...]
Congratulations TWPC – TWPC has been awarded “STAR of Excellence” for 2012 based on past performance and continuous improvements!
While attending the 28th Annual VPPPA Conference in Anaheim California, TWPC received the 3rd Consecutive Star of Excellence Award from Brad Davy, DOE-VPP Director.
The DOE-VPP Star of Excellence Award recognizes that TWPC [...]
Wastren Advantage, Inc., the DOE Prime contractor for the TRU Waste Processing Center (TWPC) conceived, designed, and constructed its new innovative, cost efficient Cask Processing Enclosure (CPE) based on experience gained to date from Remote Handled (RH) waste processing operations in the TWPC hot cell. The recently constructed CPE has just completed Readiness Assessment activities [...]
Wastren Advantage, Inc., the DOE prime contractor for the TRU Waste Processing Center (TWPC), had the difficult task of venting approximately 650 over-packed, unvented transuranic waste drums. To accomplish this mission, WAI installed a Drum Venting System (DVS) designed to insert long-shaft filtered vents using a “cold drill” process. The vents were installed into over-packed [...]