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EM Recovery Act Press Releases

February 23, 2011
Major Recovery Act Project Completed at Hanford: Two New Super Cells Go Into Service To Accept Contaminated Soil and Debris Months Ahead of Schedule and Millions Under Budget

RICHLAND, WASH. – Two new super cells are going into service to expand disposal capacity for contaminated soil and debris at the Environmental Restoration Disposal Facility (ERDF), at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Hanford Site in southeastern Washington State.

February 23, 2011
Recovery Act’s HWCTR Project Empty of Equipment, Ready for Grouting

AIKEN, S.C. – Thanks to investments from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the next phase has begun on decommissioning the Heavy Water Components Test Reactor (HWCTR) at the Savannah River Site (SRS).

February 9, 2011
SRS loaded 14 standard waste boxes containing mixed and low-level waste that previously was classified as transuranic TRU waste. This shipment to a Florida treatment site marks the 1,000 cubic meter milestone of the 5,000 cubic meters in the Site’s TRU program that will be dispositioned through the Recovery Act.
Savannah River Site Makes Progress on Recovery Act-funded Cleanup

AIKEN, S.C. – The Savannah River Site’s (SRS) American Reinvestment and Recovery Act program recently disposition of more than 1,000 cubic meters of legacy transuranic waste (TRU).

February 1, 2011
Recovery Act Funds Test Reactor Dome Removal in Historic D&D Project

AIKEN, S.C. – The landscape of the Savannah River Site (SRS) is a little flatter and a little less colorful with the removal today of the 75-foot-tall rusty-orange dome from the Cold War-era test reactor.

January 19, 2011
New Groundwater Treatment Facility Begins Operation: Boost in Cleanup Accelerated by Recovery Act Funding

RICHLAND, WASH. – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is boosting its capacity for treating groundwater to remove chromium near the Columbia River by 40 percent with the recent completion of a new treatment facility.

Contractor CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company (CH2M HILL) finished building and started operating the new 100-DX groundwater treatment facility in December. The facility is located near the D and DR Reactors on the Hanford Site in southeast Washington State.