New facility boosts LANL’s ability to ship transuranic waste
Friday, February 10, 2012 - 11:01am
Construction has begun on a new facility that will help Los Alamos National Laboratory accelerate the shipment of transuranic (TRU) waste stored in large boxes at Technical Area 54, Area G. Construction is scheduled for completion in March 2012.
The new “375 Box Line” facility will allow the Laboratory to repackage boxes up to 25 feet long that contain TRU waste from as long ago as the 1970s.
The new facility will contain a number of safety features, including fire protection and high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filtering.