Office of Environmental Management

‘2018 Year in Review’ Details Progress in EM’s Cleanup

March 5, 2019

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EM has published its 2018 Year in Review, summarizing the accomplishments of cleanup workers across the DOE complex over the course of the year.
EM has published its 2018 Year in Review, summarizing the accomplishments of cleanup workers across the DOE complex over the course of the year.

WASHINGTON, D.C.EM has published its 2018 Year in Review, summarizing the accomplishments of cleanup workers across the DOE complex over the course of the year.

   The Year in Review highlights major achievements at each EM site and at EM headquarters, including:

  • Demolishing the 50-foot-tall, 10,000-square-foot vitrification facility at the West Valley Demonstration Project.
  • Consolidating more than 400,000 cubic yards of coal ash and ash-contaminated soil at the Savannah River Site, completed 14 months ahead of schedule and $9 million under budget.
  • The Portsmouth Site transferring the first 80 acres of land to the Southern Ohio Diversification Initiative for economic development.
  • The Hanford Site beginning to move radioactive sludge out of the K West Reactor Basin and transporting it to the T Plant in the center of the site.
  • The Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management tearing down the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Incinerator and completing site preparation for construction of the Mercury Treatment Facility.
  • The Separations Process Research Unit completing the last phase of building demolition.
  • The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant breaking ground for the Safety Significant Confinement Ventilation System.
  • The Moab Site reaching the milestone of shipping 9 million tons of uranium mill tailings to the Crescent Junction disposal site.

   The Year in Review can be found online here.

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