2021 Q1 Accomplishments

Our progress toward protecting the environment and our workforce

By the Numbers

FY20 FY21 Q1 FY21 Q2 Performance Activity Background
5 13 3 Transuranic (TRU) waste shipments to WIPP executed Thirty shipments planned for FY21. From start of contract, 37 shipments (157 m3) executed.
895 86 82 Low-level waste (LLW) dispositioned (cubic meters) Incl. CH-TRU & ER LLW. To date, 2,376 m³ shipped.
2,035 1.5 0.5 Mixed low-level waste (MLLW) dispositioned (cubic meters) Incl. CH-TRU & ER MLLW. To date, 2,093 m³ shipped.
17 0 0 Hazardous waste dispositioned (cubic meters) Incl. CH-TRU & ER waste. To date, 246 m³ shipped.
994 107 121 Waste characterization activities in advance of remediation and/or shipment High Energy Real Time Radiography (HE-RTR), Flam Gas, and HENC performed by the WIPP Central Characterization Program.
354 36 78 Legacy TRU waste containers remediated in advance of disposal Entails sorting and repackaging waste to meet disposal facility acceptance criteria.
11 10 10 Consent Order campaigns actively being worked (17 total) One Consent Order campaign completed during FY20, 16 remain, 10 in progress.
16/16 0 3 Consent Order milestones delivered FY21 milestones under negotiation with NMED.
4,974 1,256 1,442 Water, soil and vapor samples collected Samples collected for characterization and to inform final remedies.
65.7 24.2 26.1 Groundwater treated and reinjected at Chromium Interim Measure (million gallons) System became fully operational along plume's eastern boundary in
March 2021.
664 60 60 Storm water control inspections conducted under Individual Permit Storm water controls mitigate erosion and potential contaminant transport.
122 0 18 Aggregate Area waste dispositioned (cubic meters) Consists of soil and debris excavated for environmental remediation activities. Includes TA-21 rubble sent for reuse at Area G.
5 1 0 Certificates of Completion received from NMED for SWMUs and AOCs Enables removal from the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) permit. 79 sites pending COC approval by NMED.
106,870 99,610 0 Transition water shipped (gallons) Consists of purged well water and drilling fluids stored around the lab and on county lands.
145 0 0 Transition soil, metal and debris shipped (cubic meters) Non-hazardous waste and New Mexico Special Waste.
9 5 22 Stakeholder engagement meetings Public meetings have continued virtually throughout the pandemic.
30 7 7 Students enrolled in N3B's Workforce Development Program Implemented in partnership with local colleges.
$55.5 $4.6 $11.3 N3B annual small business commitments FY21 decrease attributed to COVID.
66.68% 77.93% 89.02% % of subcontracts awarded to small businesses Contract requires 65% of annual purchase commitments go to SB.

N3B (FY20, FY21 Q1 and FY21 Q2)

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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