By the Numbers

FY20 FY21 Q1-3 Performance Activity Background
5 29 Transuranic (TRU) waste shipments to WIPP executed 30 shipments planned for FY21. From start of contract in April 2018, 50 shipments (275 m³) executed.
895 1,037 Low-level waste (LLW) dispositioned (cubic meters) Incl. CH-TRU & ER LLW. To date, 138 shipments (3,245 m³) completed.
2,035 28 Mixed low-level waste (MLLW) dispositioned (cubic meters) Incl. CH-TRU & ER MLLW. To date, 138 shipments (3,245 m³) completed.
17 1.2 Hazardous waste dispositioned (cubic meters) Incl. CH-TRU & ER waste. To date, 94 shipments (2,119 m³) completed.
0 1 Nuclear waste remediation process lines started Started LLW remediation processing line to remove liquid that resulted from precipitation accumulation during storage.
994 330 Waste characterization activities in advance of remediation and/or shipment High Energy Real Time Radiography, Flam Gas, and High Efficiency Neutron Counter performed by the WIPP Central Characterization Program.
354 224 Legacy TRU waste containers remediated in advance of disposal Entails sorting and repackaging waste to meet disposal facility acceptance criteria.
11 10 Consent Order campaigns actively being worked (17 total) One Consent Order campaign completed during FY20, 16 remain.
16/16 8 Consent Order milestones delivered The Environmental Management Los Alamos Field Office proposed 14 milestones for FY21.
4,974 4,778 Water, soil and vapor samples collected Samples collected for characterization and to assess system performance.
65.7 85 Groundwater treated and reinjected at Chromium Interim Measure (million gallons) System became fully operational along plume's eastern boundary in March 2021.
664 576 Storm water control inspections conducted under Individual Permit Storm water controls mitigate erosion and potential contaminant transport.
122 121 Aggregate Area waste dispositioned (cubic meters) Soil and debris excavated as part of environmental remediation activities.
4 1 Certificates of Completion (COCs) from New Mexico Environment Dept for contaminated sites associated with historical LANL operations Enables status change under Resource Conservation and Recovery Act permit. 156 sites pending COC approval by NM Environment Dept.
106,870 149,690 Transition water shipped (gallons) Consists of purged well water and drilling fluids stored around LANL and on Los Alamos County lands that remained from previous contract.
145 1.4 Transition soil, metal and debris shipped (cubic meters) Non-hazardous waste and New Mexico Special Waste.
9 37 Stakeholder engagement meetings Public meetings have continued virtually throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
30 7 Students enrolled in N3B's Workforce Development Program Implemented in partnership with local colleges.
$55.5M $33.3M N3B annual small business commitments FY21 decrease attributed to COVID-19 pandemic.
67% 78% % of subcontracts awarded to small businesses Contract requires 65% of annual purchase commitments go to small businesses.

N3B (FY20 and FY21 Q1-3)

Scope of work

Newport News Nuclear BWXT Los Alamos (N3B) is responsible for safely and efficiently cleaning up legacy contamination and waste resulting from nuclear weapons development and government-sponsored nuclear research between1942 and 1999 at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).

N3B's Parent Companies

N3B is an HII Nuclear-led company with BWX Technologies, with critical subcontractors Longenecker & Associates and Tech2Solutions.


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