Waste Management

Waste Management

LATA has developed an extensive corporate waste management resume as a direct result of conducting hundreds of government and commercial projects that required the characterization, treatment, and disposition of a broad array of liquid and solid waste streams. In addition to the management of low level radioactive, hazardous, and industrial wastes, LATA has the experience and documented capability to manage complex waste streams including alpha-MLLW, MLLW, TRU wastes, TSCA regulated materials, and remote-handled TRU waste, as well as legacy and “orphan” wastes. LATA has successfully processed, shipped and dispositioned wastes to all major disposal facilities in the U.S.

LATA’s federal and commercial waste management experience has prepared us to design and implement strategies to address any waste handling environment. We have the technical resources to devise sampling and analysis plans to support waste acceptance criteria development, trained technicians to collect representative samples, and audited laboratory subcontractors to provide defensible chemical and radiological analyses. LATA can specify the appropriate shipping container and pre-treat or stabilize wastes as needed to ensure acceptance at the disposal facility. We ship wastes via truck or rail, depending largely on the disposal facility’s shipping acceptance capabilities, and we maintain active, ongoing communication with disposal sites.

LATA possesses the valuable skill of being able to find disposition pathways for “problem” wastes – those wastes for which no clear disposal pathway is known.

We include waste strategy development as a critical element of environmental task execution planning to ensure that waste disposition paths are known and planned, that wastes are minimized to control costs, and that field activities are designed to support efficient waste disposition. LATA’s process for waste disposition provides optimized “cradle to grave” planning for legacy and remediation generated wastes.