ABSTRACT

Audit Report: The Radioactive Liquid Waste Treatment Facility Replacement Project at Los Alamos National Laboratory   [open pdf - 101KB]

"The Department of Energy's Los Alamos National Laboratory (Los Alamos) is a Government-owned, contractor operated Laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA) nuclear weapons complex. Los Alamos' primary responsibility is to ensure the safety, security and reliability of the nation's nuclear stockpile. To meet its mission, Los Alamos stores, treats and disposes of low-level waste and transuranic liquid waste (TRU) at the Radioactive Liquid Waste Treatment Facility (RLWTF). The facility has been in operation since 1963. In nearly 50 years of operations, the facility's systems have degraded and, on multiple occasions, failed, leaving Los Alamos with no method of processing radioactive liquid waste while the necessary repairs were made. Los Alamos officials have stated that, over time, facility systems are expected to fail again, limiting the Laboratory's ability to meet mission requirements."

Report Number:
Department of Energy, Office of Inspector General, Report No. OAS-L-13-15
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Date:
2013-09
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
United States. Department of Energy: http://energy.gov/
Format:
pdf
Media Type:
application/pdf
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