Radioactive and Hazardous Waste Transportation
Since April 28, 2014, TFE has managed the Y-12 National Security Complex Site-Wide Waste Transportation and Haul Road Maintenance Project. TFE's project mission is to safely and efficiently transport multiple waste profiles from the URS | CH2M Oak Ridge LLC (UCOR) Accelerated Cleanup Project sites, including the Y-12 National Security Complex, East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP), and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). The waste is delivered to the Oak Ridge Reservation (ORR) Sanitary Landfill, the Environmental Management Waste Management Facility (EMWMF). To transport the waste, TFE has approximately 40 conveyance units on-site, including oversized tri axle dump trucks, flatbeds, Removable Gooseneck (RGN) lowboys, cargo vans, pup trailers, tractors, water trucks, and roll-off trucks.
TFE also manages and maintains the eight mile haul road between ETTP and EMWMF built by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) specifically for this transportation scope of work. The haul road was constructed by DOE and is managed by TFE specifically for this project to mitigate risks and hazards associated with this scope of work by eliminating interaction with normal public traffic. Safety programs and incentives emphasize personal responsibility of workers for following all traffic rules, Federal Motor Carrier Safety regulations, and U.S. Department of Transportation regulations. With a strong project team, the efficient use of resources, and the ability to schedule equipment and personnel, TFE plays a significant role in the success of our UCOR client and other contractors and subcontractors across the ORR.