Sandia National Laboratories
(SNL) Decontamination Services Contract, Albuquerque, NM
To date, EDi has completed more than ten major beryllium
decontamination projects at SNL. EDi is involved in all
aspects from project planning, characterization, determining
the most efficient decon methodologies, and waste management.
EDi coordinates site operations with existing workers; assists
with equipment release protocols; packaging requirements,
employee monitoring and safety protocols, and final verification
surveys. EDi established SNL’s beryllium-monitoring
program (10 CFR 850 compliant), which has been proven extremely
successful. Projects have physically included ventilation
systems, air handling units, ducting, fixed equipment, facility
systems and components. Adherence to project schedule for
completion is mission critical for all facilities and EDi
has been on-time and on budget.
Lockheed Martin Corporation,
former ABC Beryllium Company D&D, Tallevast, FL
EDi performed decommissioning and decontamination services
at this 5.2 acre site. The former ABC Beryllium Co. was
a precision manufacturing plant wherein beryllium was milled,
lathed, and drilled into various components. EDi’s
scope involved plan development, utility shutdowns,
decon-tamination of all fixture and structural surfaces,
waste management, air sampling, swipe sampling, encapsulation
and compliant final waste disposal.
Y-12 National Security Complex
Foundry D&D (Bldg. 9202), Bear Creek Valley, TN
This complex, constructed as part of the World War II Manhattan
Project, was the location for highly precise manufacturing
and assembly of uranium components for nuclear weapons.
The foundry area and adjacent facilities to Building 9202
were contaminated with beryllium along with other contaminants
of concern (COCs) such as radioactive materials, PCBs and
mercury. EDi deconned all fixtures, machinery, and surfaces
encompassed in 210,000 sq. ft. This firm-fixed-price project
was completed on-time and on-budget and was crucial to the
continuing mission critical operations at the facility.All
work was performed in Q Clearance areas.
Los Alamos National Laboratory
- TA-21 DP West, Los Alamos, NM
EDi conducted a comprehensive characterization survey of
the facility (287,000 sq. ft.). The buildings were contaminated
with high levels of plutonium and americium and lower levels
of uranium, tritium, classified radionuclides, as well as
beryllium and asbestos. Surveys for alpha, beta, and gamma
radiation were conducted. More than 1,300 samples were collected
and radiation measurements executed. Of particular interest
on this project... underground vaults containing abandoned
waste process lines required sampling as well. This created
a challenge and EDi worked with a specialty company to design
and construct a robot capable of recording gamma dose rates
and video footage for remote operation in these areas.
For further information regarding EDi’s Beryllium
Support Services, please contact Bill
Rigby at email@example.com or call 865.482.7789.