Decommissioning Plan Timeline
With the early phases of the plan already underway, current timelines call for the entire decommissioning project to be completed towards the end of 2022 or early portion of 2023. Multiple phases of the project will run concurrently. As presented to the NJDEP, current work at the site includes:
Railroad Spur Installation Status: In Progress
Projected Completion: August 2019
Shieldalloy’s installation of the railroad spur on the property, which will connect to the existing ConRail tracks adjacent to the site, is now complete. These tracks will be used to move gondola rail cars on and off the site for the loading and removal of radiologically impacted fill and material. Shieldalloy is awaiting the connection of the railroad spur to the ConRail mainline, work that is being performed by ConRail and expected to be completed by early August. Transportation and disposal activities are scheduled to commence mid-late August, pending the completion of ConRail’s work.
Decommissioning Activities Status: In Progress
Projected Completion: Mid-Year 2021
These activities include waste excavation, packaging, off-site disposal of radioactive materials via rail, implementation of site restoration activities, confirmation of the removal of radioactive materials, and placement of institutional and engineering controls.
In early March 2019, Shieldalloy began crushing of the slag (rock like) material within the Storage Yard, for the purpose of reducing the size of the material for packaging efficiency and thus increasing the amount of material that can be removed from the site at any one time. As a result, the removal of material from the site for disposal will proceed in a more efficient and timely manner.