WESFWaste Encapsulation And Storage Facility
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He is a founding member and Chapter Treasurer of the Air Commando Wesf chapter.
She is a founding member and Chapter Vice-President of the Air Commando Wesf chapter.
Moving the capsules to dry storage will protect workers, the public, and the environment, while allowing for the eventual deactivation of WESF, said Al Farabee, EMs Richland Operations Office (RL) project director for waste management.
At WESF, RL contractor CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company (CHPRC) recently completed activities that include crane inspections to improve reliability and canyon lighting upgrades to improve visibility.
The original WESF ventilation system needed to be updated, to support continued storage of the capsules until they are moved and the transfer of the capsules to dry storage.
Ventilation duct work that is no longer needed has been filled with grout and final preparation work has been done to start filling six unneeded hot cells at WESF with grout after Thanksgiving.
Most of the WESF hot cells measure about 8 feet long and 8 feet high and up to 13.5 feet tall.
At the meeting, RL Physical Scientist Julie Reddick explained how workers would transfer the capsules from the water to a hot cell in WESF for packaging in new universal capsule sleeves.
While the capsules are currently in a safe configuration, WESF is an aging facility, Reddick said.
CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company (the Buyer) is interested in receiving proposals for 12 each HEPA filtered ventilation unit, manufactured by Radiation Protection Systems in support of the Waste Encapsulation & Storage Facility (WESF) project, Richland, Washington, under Prime Contract DE-AC06-08RL14788 with the U.S.