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December 22, 2011
Idaho Site Completes Demolition of Cold War-era Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing Facility

A gravel mound, larger than half a city block and several feet thick, is the only visible feature that remains at the site of a Cold War-era spent nuclear fuel reprocessing facility at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Idaho site. About $44 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds helped Idaho Cleanup Project crews accelerate the demolition of the facility that during its 40 years of operation recovered more than $1 billion worth of uranium.

September 30, 2011
Department of Energy Completes Demolition of K-33 Building - Largest Completed Demo Project in Oak Ridge History

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. - The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Environmental Management (EM) program recently completed its largest demolition project to date. The removal of K-33, a former gaseous diffusion uranium enrichment facility spanning 32-acres, was completed several months ahead of schedule. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funded the $51 million project.

September 29, 2011
SRS Commemorates P & R Reactor Area Completions - SRS Closes the Door on Past Cold War Operations and Opens the Door for Future Missions through Enterprise SRS

AIKEN, S.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Savannah River celebrated the cleanup and closure of the P and R Reactor Areas under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act program at the Savannah River Site and announced the vision for future missions at the site.

August 29, 2011
First TRUPACT-III Shipment Arrives Safely at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant

Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced today that the first shipment of transuranic waste using the newly approved shipping package known as the TRUPACT-III safely arrived at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad, New Mexico.

August 18, 2011
Department of Energy Completes Five Recovery Act Projects - Moves Closer to Completing Recovery Act Funded Work at Oak Ridge Site

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. - The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Environmental Management (EM) program recently completed five projects at the Oak Ridge site funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

August 11, 2011
Massive Soil Cleanup Effort Concludes at Hanford - Recovery Act Funding Pays for Safe Disposal of 20,000 Truckloads of Soil

RICHLAND, Wash. – U.S. Department of Energy contractor CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company removed nearly half a million tons of contaminated soil over the last two years using American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding at the Hanford Site in southeast Washington State.

August 1, 2011
WIPP Uses Recovery Act Funding to Reduce Nuclear Waste Footprint

CARLSBAD, N.M., August 1, 2011 – The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) reduced the nuclear waste footprint by using American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds to expedite the clean up of five transuranic (TRU) waste storage sites and to make important infrastructure improvements at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP).

July 26, 2011
Hanford Reaches Recovery Act Goal for Waste Cleanup Ahead of Schedule - Workers Shipped 1,800 Cubic Meters for Treatment and Disposal

RICHLAND, Wash. – Today, the Department of Energy Hanford Site announced it reached a cleanup goal more than two months ahead of schedule at the Hanford Site in southeast Washington State.

July 15, 2011
UF6 piping deactivation
The black inlet hose is attached to a negative air machine that allows Feed Plant cleanup workers to safely deactivate uranium hexafluoride (UF6) piping, seen at right of the lift supporting the crew.
Recovery Act Investment Accelerates Cleanup Work at DOE’s Paducah Site

Paducah, KY - A significant part of the C-410 Feed Plant complex at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Paducah Site has been demolished thanks to ongoing American Recovery and Reinvestment Act work.