The Department of Energy’s Environmental Management program recently completed five ARRA-funded projects at the Oak Ridge site.
The projects included: expansion of 2 landfills at the Oak Ridge Reservation, a 385,000 cubic yard expansion of the Sanitary Landfill (a designated area for non-hazardous waste), and the addition of another disposal cell with a capacity of 465,000 cubic yards. The expansion allows for the local disposal of waste generated by environmental cleanup initiatives, eliminating costly shipping expenses.
Pre-demolition and demolition projects at the East Tennessee Technology Park and the Y-12 National Security complex were also recently completed.
Read more about the completion of these Recovery Act projects on the Department of Energy’s website.
Tank Farms contractor Washington River Protection Solutions completed an upgrade to critical radioactive waste transfer lines at Hanford’s AZ Farm. Workers installed roughly 80 feet of double-walled piping used to transfer high-level radioactive waste between tanks. Funded through the Recovery Act, the upgrades prepare the tanks for delivering waste to the Waste Treatment Plant once it’s operational.
Earlier this week, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced an offer of a conditional commitment for a $1.187 billion loan guarantee to support construction of a new, large-scale solar facility in California. According to DOE, the project is expected to create over 350 jobs and produce enough energy to power 60,000 homes. Visit the Energy Blog to read more about the project.
Workers at the Crescent Junction disposal site in Utah in front of the container holding the one millionth ton of uranium mill tailings that was transported from the pile in Moab, Utah. The container is being prepared to be dumped in the disposal cell. Of the first million tons transported for permanent disposal, almost half, or 490,000 tons, was shipped using Recovery Act funding.
To see more photos of Recovery projects or add your own photos, visit the Recovery.gov Flickr Group.
SRS Recovery Act Project: SRS workers add the finishing touches to grouting the R Reactor disassembly basin. Further demolition of the building structure will now occur along with the below grade grouting of the reactor building.
For more about the projects at the Savannah River Site, visit their website.
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