Clive Disposal Facility

The Clive disposal facility is located in the West Desert of Utah approximately 75 miles west of Salt Lake City. With nearly 30 years of operational experience, the Clive disposal facility plays a vital role in the nuclear industry as a safe and compliant option for permanent disposal of radioactive waste.

  • Soil and debris from clean up sites
  • Low level waste created nuclear power plants
  • Byproducts and equipment used in the nuclear power generation
  • Byproducts used in nuclear power plants
  • Radioactive material from Department of Energy (DOE) cleanup sites
  • Radioactively contaminated medical waste


EnergySolutions provides disposal services for both the commercial and government nuclear industry including nuclear power plants, industrial and research companies, hospitals, universities, Department of Energy, Department of Defense, and many other companies and state/federal agencies.

The Clive disposal facility is also permitted to accept Mixed Waste, which is a combination of both RCRA hazardous and radioactive waste. Treatment technologies include macro encapsulation of radioactive lead solids and hazardous debris, stabilization of heavy metals, neutralization and solidification of contaminated liquids, thermal treatment of waste containing organic solvents, amalgamation of elemental mercury, and treatment of other unique waste streams.

EnergySolutions mission is to safely treat and dispose of these radioactive wastes to ensure the protection of the environment and public.

Material shipped to Clive arrives by truck and train with the majority of the waste arriving by train.  The material is safely disposed of in engineered embankments, or cells, that are constructed approximately 12 feet below grade and are built up to 38 feet above grade.

Our employees take great pride in safety and have accomplished more than 3.5 million man hours without a lost time accident.  Safety is our value and it’s our first priority when managing radioactive material.  Once the material is safely disposed, a robust monitoring system ensures the integrity of the cell is maintained.  Water and air monitoring stations are located throughout the site to ensure the environment is not compromised.


Clive Disposal Facility
I-80, Exit 49
Grantsville, Utah 84029

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