Renovation and Expansion of OEHS Central Hazardous Waste Accumulation Area and Chemical Receiving Facility Completed

Renovation and Expansion of OEHS Central Hazardous Waste Accumulation Area and Chemical Receiving Facility Completed

Feb 11, 2014

Following three years of planning and design work, renovation and expansion of the Office of Environmental Health and Safety (OEHS) Central Hazardous Waste Accumulation Area (CHWAA) has been completed.

Construction and renovation work began in August with site preparation and installation of underground utilities. Existing facilities, which date to 1995, were renovated with repairs to building envelopes, code compliant heating and ventilation, fire suppression, local exhaust, flooring system and safety shower and eyewash unit. 

In addition, a new six hundred square foot building (pictured here) was constructed adjacent to the existing CHWAA. This building provides new facilities for the packaging, processing and storage of radioactive waste materials, the chemical receiving/inventory control program, and the OEHS radioactive materials analysis laboratory. The chemical receiving/inventory control program and the radioactive materials laboratory were relocated from the OEHS office building to this new site to provide a safer work environment for OEHS staff and visitors.

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