Fluor's experience in decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) of radiological facilities commenced in 1992 when the Department of Energy awarded Fluor the first-ever contract focused solely on environmental restoration for the remediation of the Fernald site, located near Cincinnati, Ohio. Fluor went on to complete the Fernald cleanup 12 years ahead of schedule and $7.8 billion under original cost estimates. This expertise lends itself to strong regulatory and environmental group relations that enable Clients to achieve aggressive shutdown goals.
When operations cease at a nuclear production site, many contaminated production facilities, including process lines and equipment, still contain quantities of raw, intermediate and finished product. Fluor has demonstrated success removing nuclear material, delivering safe, rapid, low-cost decontamination of surplus facilities and eliminating risk to the public and environment. Furthermore, Fluor is experienced with closing sites to eliminate taxpayer mortgage costs. Fluor's proven leadership team instills a closure mentality and employs strategic and technical solutions to meet aggressive D&D objectives.
In addition, Fluor's skilled personnel leverage their utility experience managing the D&D of commercial nuclear power plants to develop processes meeting regulatory requirements and Client-specific needs. This unique interface with technical, human, political and regulatory challenges has enabled us to build nuclear teams capable of managing the demands of facility retirement.
Fluor has a unique understanding of utility D&D challenges including:
- Decommissioning supply chain
- Fit-for-purpose processes
- Human performance improvement
- Local community engagement
- Local labor teaming
- Nuclear Regulatory Commission requirements
- Personnel safety
- Prudency tests for expenditures
- Quality management
- Regulatory compliance
- State & federal environmental permitting