shipments a first
Los Alamos National Laboratory has been storing 16 canisters of remote-handled transuranic waste (RH-TRU) in vertical underground shafts at its waste storage and disposal area, Area G, since the mid 1990s. The containers are now ready to go to the Waste Isolation Pilot Project in Carlsbad.
The waste canisters hold radioactively contaminated materials, tools, rags, glassware, etc.) that were formerly used in “hot cells.”