Perma-Fix Announces New Contract Award for Tritium Systems Demolition and Disposal Project
Perma-Fix Environmental Services, Inc. announced that it has been awarded a multi-million dollar service contract for the Tritium Systems Demolition and Disposal (TSDD) project, which is expected to be completed over the next 18 months. The purpose of the TSDD project is to remove legacy tritium systems and equipment from the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), with a goal of reducing the risk of a release and safely disposing of contaminated materials. Perma-Fix will serve as the technical expert for this project, providing project management, characterization and material disposal services.
The key subcontractors include Gottstein Corporation and ICE Service Group, Inc. PPPL is a DOE national laboratory operated by Princeton University, playing a key role in assisting Fusion Energy Sciences achieve their strategic goals. The Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor (TFTR) was an experimental tokamak built at PPPL and was operated from 1982 to 1997 and removed in 2002. PPPL has some residual tritium, a radioactive isotope of hydrogen, in the Tritium Systems and Neutral Beam Boxes that were used to support TFTR, and that were left on-site after completion of the TFTR experiment.