- Safely transfer spent nuclear fuel from wet to dry storage and prepare for final disposition at an offsite repository
- Prepare and transfer special nuclear materials to other DOE sites for storage or disposal
- Treat liquid radioactive waste at the Integrated Waste Treatment Unit
- Characterize, repackage, and ship remote-handled radioactive and chemically hazardous waste
- Close liquid waste tanks
- Remediate contaminated environmental soil sites
In 2005, URS joined with CH2M HILL to manage the $2.9 billion cleanup contract for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The Idaho Cleanup Project, one of the largest cleanup projects in history, involves the safe, environmental cleanup of the Idaho National Laboratory site, which has been contaminated with waste generated from World War II-era conventional weapons testing, government-owned research and defense reactors, laboratory research and defense missions at other DOE sites.
The seven-year, $2.9 billion cleanup project, funded through the DOE's Office of Environmental Management, focuses equally on reducing risks to workers, the public, the environment, and on protecting the Snake River Plain Aquifer, the sole drinking water source for more than 300,000 residents of eastern Idaho.
To reach the projectís 2012 cleanup commitments, URS will help treat a million gallons of sodium-bearing waste, remove targeted radioactive and chemically-contaminated waste from the subsurface disposal area and demolish more than 200 structures, including reactors, spent nuclear fuel storage basins and labs used for radioactive experiments.