Tag: EnergySolutions

  • Federal Cell License Application: EnergySolutions

    Related Links Update August 4, 2022 On August 4, 2022, EnergySolutions, Inc. submitted an updated application for a Radioactive Materials License for a new Federal Cell Facility. The application will be reviewed for completeness by comparing the documents with the subject headings in NUREG-1199, “Standard Format and Content of a License Application for a Low-Level…

  • Waste Permit:

    EnergySolutions (formerly Envirocare of Utah) operates a commercial treatment, storage and disposal facility located in Tooele County, Utah. The facility is located five miles south of the Clive exit (Exit #49) on Interstate 80, which is approximately 80 miles west of Salt Lake City, Utah. The facility is one square mile in size and is…

  • Class A West Disposal Cell Infiltration and Transport Modeling Report:

    Related Links The following are separated sections of the full report, presented here for your convenience, or if you have difficulty downloading the complete report document.

  • Depleted Uranium:

    Related Links Depleted uranium, a byproduct of the uranium enrichment process, is initially less radioactive than naturally occurring uranium. However, the radioactivity of depleted uranium increases rather than decreases over time, posing significant challenges for safe and effective long-term disposal. Natural uranium is composed of three primary isotopes: U-234, U-235, and U-238. Nuclear reactors use…

  • Depleted Uranium Performance Assessment:

    Related Links Update April 16, 2021 The DU PA has been incorporated with the Federal Cell License Application. See the Federal Cell License Application page. Revision 2 of Compliance Report Update July 11, 2014 Revision 2 of the Report, “Utah Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal License (RML UT2300249)—Condition 35 Compliance Report,” which includes responses to the Round…

  • Depleted Uranium Compliance Report:

    Related Links With GoldSim Player one can view, navigate and run GoldSim models (however, one needs the commercial version of GoldSim to create new models and edit existing models). Public Comments to DU Rule For further information, contact Charles Bishop (charlesbishop@utah.gov), (385) 622-2211.

  • Depleted Uranium Performance Assessment Rulemaking Record:

    Related Links These are the documents prepared in association with the Radiation Control Board’s rule addressing depleted uranium. R313-25-8 Depleted Uranium Rulemaking (09/02/14) Applicable DRC Rules On April 2010, the Radiation Control Board approved a new rule that required EnergySolutions to conduct a performance assessment (PA) before disposing of large quantities of concentrated depleted uranium…

  • Depleted Uranium Performance Assessment Workshops, Education, and Discussions:

    Related Links Throughout the performance assessment (PA) process for proposed depleted uranium (DU) disposal in Utah, the Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control (DWMRC) has worked to keep the public informed and involved. In 2010 and 2011, DWMRC held a series of public information sessions and workshops to both inform interested stakeholders about components…

  • Depleted Uranium Performance Assessment Chronology:

    Related Links Update April 16, 2021 The DU PA has been incorporated with the Federal Cell License Application. See the Federal Cell License Application page. Update March 16, 2020 Phase 1 Basal Aquifer Study Update January 20, 2020 Draft Radioactive Material License Application for the Federal Cell Facility Update December 19, 2019 Federal Cell Facility…

  • Depleted Uranium History 2007-2010:

    Related Links The following updates provide a history of depleted uranium (DU) shipments to Utah and Division of Radiation Control (DRC) rulemaking on DU disposal, including the requirements to prepare a performance assessment (PA) and other relevant documents. Update: December 8, 2010 EnergySolutions Seeks Extension on DU Performance Assessment EnergySolutions has asked for an extension…

  • Low Level Radioactive Waste: EnergySolutions

    Related Links The Low Level Radioactive Waste Program oversees the activities at the EnergySolutions facility. EnergySolutions is a Utah-based company that operates a commercial treatment, storage and disposal facility five miles south of the Clive exit on Interstate 80 in Tooele County and approximately 80 miles west of Salt Lake City. The facility itself is…

  • Blended Waste:

    Related Links Introduction Blended waste is an industry proposal to blend more concentrated radioactive waste with less concentrated radioactive waste. EnergySolutions is seeking federal and state approval to allow this option so it can ultimately dispose of waste that meets the Class A limit requirements of its Utah radioactive material license. News On October 13,…

  • Radiation Control: Proposal to Dispose Depleted Uranium in Utah Receives Extensive Analysis

    By Helge Gabert Although depleted uranium (DU) once constituted a small percentage of the low-level radioactive waste (LLRW) generated in the United States, increased production in recent years has led to a growing need to find sites that are best suited for its long-term disposal. EnergySolutions, a commercial LLRW company in Utah, is seeking a…

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