UniTech awarded agreement for waste management at DOE sites

18 January 2021

US-based UniTech Services Group announced that it had been awarded a Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA) by the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM) in December.

The BOA enables UniTech to conduct nationwide low-level and mixed low-level waste receiving, handling, and treatment services at EM clean-up sites.

UniTech has since officially launched decommissioning support services to current and future US nuclear reactor decommissioning sites. Waste received by UniTech will be processed at the company’s Oak Ridge Service Centre (ORSC) in Tennessee. UniTech acquired ORSC in 2016 from Babcock Services and launched its materials processing and waste management services.

Through these services, UniTech said it now decontaminates, reuses, and/or recycles 5 million pounds of customer materials each year. ORSC currently saves existing UniTech customers over $3.5 million a year in waste management costs, leveraging licensed Bulk Survey for Release (BSFR) processing at reduced rates.

UniTech Services Group Director of Sales & Marketing, Gregg Johnstone, said that by combining waste management, leasing of respiratory equipment, and seamless delivery and management of all protective clothing and safety equipment needed at a decommissioning site, "UniTech is well-positioned to partner with decommissioning project managers to significantly improve the financial, carbon footprint, efficiency, and worker safety outcomes of each of the decommissioning project."


Privacy Policy
We have updated our privacy policy. In the latest update it explains what cookies are and how we use them on our site. To learn more about cookies and their benefits, please view our privacy policy. Please be aware that parts of this site will not function correctly if you disable cookies. By continuing to use this site, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with our privacy policy unless you have disabled them.