• 1.5 million cubic yards of waste
• 62,625 cubic yards disposed offsite
• 39,754 cubic yards recycled
The Department of Energy (DOE) and Fluor-B&W Portsmouth 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.
The decision for long-term waste disposal has not been made.
In 2013, DOE, Ohio EPA and community stakeholders will evaluate three alternatives for the disposition of wastes:
1) Take no action.
2) Use a combination of on-site and off-site disposal.
3) Ship all waste offsite for disposal.
Alternatives 2 and 3 include the potential for recycling and reuse of site materials.Public input is a key element in this decision-making process. Fluor-B&W will continue to inform the public of cleanup plans and upcoming public involvement opportunities. No decision will be made without public input.