Facility D&D

Facility D&D

LATA has been performing some of the nation’s most complex, challenging, and pioneering D&D projects requiring superior work planning and execution to demanding cost, schedule, nuclear safety and personnel safety requirements. We bring to our D&D efforts innovative planning and work methods to reduce cost, protect workers, and maintain schedule. We achieve success through full integration of safety and environmental protection into our work planning and execution. We drive consistent progress by anticipating and incorporating workarounds for delays caused by weather, regulatory approval and other uncertainties. We continually identify, evaluate, and manage risks from initial project conception through closeout in order to deliver best value to our clients.

LATA’s approach to facility D&D includes:

  • Early characterization to establish disposition pathways and sequence of work
  • Strong Integrated Safety Management (ISM) and Conduct of Operations
  • Early “Cold, Dark, Dry and Isolated” to save cost and ensure safe D&D operations
  • Full worker involvement in planning, walkdowns, and lessons learned
  • Use of proven industrial methods by trained and experienced personnel
  • Upfront waste generation planning to minimize cost and ensure against adverse impact to the project critical path.

Our comprehensive D&D approach incorporates all overarching and cross-cutting requirements, considers risks, integrates concurrent work, considers critical path, identifies clearly the workscope to be performed, and integrates authorization basis, radiological and industrial hygiene requirements and safety controls. Our integrated safety approach uses mature programs in ISM coupled with proven methods such as Job Hazard Analyses, controls specific to the work, clear work instructions, trained workers, effective supervision, worker walk-downs, and Plan-of-the-Day/Plan-of-the-Week meetings. We efficiently manage the generation and disposition of D&D wastes through up-front work planning to identify the optimal disposal strategy, including cost-benefit analysis to determine extent of decontamination required, worksite segregation to reduce waste disposition cost, and effective waste minimization.