Aspen Resources Limited, Inc. (Aspen) was founded in 1997 with a highly qualified team dedicated to providing quality expertise supporting the many challenges in nuclear materials management. Aspen has continuously provided cost-effective specialized services throughout the Department of Energy (DOE) and its Sites, delivering reports, analyses, computations, reviews, on-site quality assurance, and regulatory and management interface. Aspen has consistently created successful programmatic strategies from seemingly intractable situations.
Our group of highly experienced engineers, scientists and attorneys can assure that your project will be supported within budget. Our ongoing work includes characterization (Enhanced Acceptable Knowledge); QA/QC (NQA-1, 10CFR71 Subpart H); Transportation & Packaging, including material loading, limits, worst case scenario calculations, packaging configurations; interface with regulating agencies (DOE, State agencies, EPA, NRC); orphan and difficult waste (e.g. reactive waste, D001 and other special projects); and non-destructive assay/examination (NDA/NDE). Aspen is known for our expertise on transuranic (TRU) waste and its associated programs.
Aspen has a current FOCI; we employ cleared personnel.
Services We Provide
- Regulatory Compliance with legal-regulatory review capability.
- RCRA Characterization.
- QA/QC field support; NQA-1 and Subpart H testing.
- Ignitable/Reactive waste (e.g., RNS) packaging, storage, and transport analysis and assessments.
- RNS storage and D001 in transportation analyses.
- Packaging loading compliance review.
- NDA personnel.
- WIPP Characterization, Certification and Acceptance.
Safeguarding Nuclear Materials from Process to Policy.
TRU, LLW & HLW
Compliance & Packaging
Efficiency matters. Our experts have been engaged in the business of TRU disposal optimization since the development of the TRUPACT-II. Our roots go back to residue recovery and the waste/product decision points resulting from President G.H.W. Bush’s 1992 policy statement that had halted further production. As DOE support contractors, we formed the ad hoc committee that successfully developed the Pipe Component, Gas Generation testing, filters and innovative packaging. In fact, Mike Rivera holds an original patent on the POC. You can’t get more hands-on than that!
When it comes to safe storage and containment of our nation’s legacy waste, we’re not making cookies, so why use cookie cutter approaches?
– Our Team Delivers –
Our team has worked directly on creating approaches to solving difficult issues — from nuts and bolts to programmatic policy.
Aspen has at its core capabilities highly trained and experienced engineers, scientists, compliance experts; professionals with specialization in radioactive and hazardous waste and materials management: treatment, storage, packaging, transportation, risk and security. Our team is an informed base within governmental and government contractor management systems.
Solving challenging issues requires the right mix of talent: science, engineering, and including legal. Aspen has the proven record.
Before it Happens
Our team provides out-of-the-box concepts that are compliant, cost-savings and implementable.
Practical solutions are more than a critical review in a white paper. They involve thorough understanding of field conditions and regulatory structure, and strict adherence to safety.
Our team provides proven cost, schedule, dose and environmental impact savings. Look at the results after 20 years: Developed and designed the POC that resulted in $25M cost savings, along with a schedule savings of 3 years for residue processing at Rocky Flats; developed use of the Waste Generator Instructions for TRU waste; and increased compliant and efficient packaging of Pu238 waste by 6400%.