2021 Q1 Accomplishments

Our progress toward protecting the environment and our workforce

By the Numbers

FY20 FY21 Q1 Performance Activity Background
5 13 Transuranic (TRU) shipments to WIPP executed An additional 25 shipments were certified in FY20; shipments not allocated. Thirty shipments planned for FY21. Completed first comingled EM/NNSA TRU waste shipment FY21 Q1. Shipped 196 m³ contract to date (35 shipments).
11 10 Consent Order campaigns actively being worked (17 total) One Consent Order campaign completed during FY20, 16 remain, 10 in progress.
16/16 0 Consent Order milestones delivered FY21 milestones under negotiation with NMED. All proposed milestones ahead or on schedule.
2,432 0 Aggregate Area waste dispositioned (m³) Waste generated from environmental remediation activities (soil).
350 36 Legacy waste containers remediated in advance of disposal Sort and repackaging of legacy containers (TRU).
342 3.6 Mixed low-level waste disposed (m³) ~240 m³ by end of February planned. Contract to date shipped 2304 m³ LLW (67 shipments) and 48 m³ MLLW (14 shipments).
416 0 Legacy soil, metal and debris shipped (m³) Non-hazardous waste and New Mexico Special Waste
66 24 Groundwater treated (million gallons) Chromium Interim Measure is pump and treat via ion exchange. Operating with an approximately 93% up time.
4,974 1,256 Water, soil and vapor samples collected Samples collected for characterization and to inform final remedies.
102,926 108,310 Legacy purged well water shipped (gallons) Legacy purge water was stored around the lab and on county lands.
994 107 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 (CCP).
57 0 Hazardous waste shipped (m³) 231 m³ shipped contract to date (10 shipments).
664 60 Storm water control inspections conducted under Individual Permit Storm water controls mitigate erosion and potential contaminant transport.
5 1 Certificates of Completion (COC) 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.
9 5 Stakeholder engagement meetings hosted Technical Work Group meetings and Individual Permit public meetings continued virtually throughout the pandemic.
22 7 Students enrolled in N3B's Workforce Development Program Implemented in partnership with local colleges.
$55M $5.1M N3B annual small business commitments FY21 decrease attributed to COVID.
67% 79% % of subcontracts awarded to small businesses Many local, northern New Mexico, and regional awards to small businesses.

N3B (FY20 and FY21 Q1)

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 between 1942 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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