Cincinnati – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded a grant to the University of Arkansas (UA) of Fayetteville, Arkansas for the “Southwest Experimental Fast Oxide Reactor (SEFOR) Project”. The objective of the project is to decommission and dismantle the SEFOR Project site. Activities include: Planning and documentation activities, such as procurement of a technical support contractor; Review of existing data; Updating the decommissioning plan to reflect the current conditions at SEFOR; Preparation of procedures and plans; Engineering studies; Public information meetings; Transportation and disposition of wastes; Site restoration based on State requirements; Applications for licenses, permits, if required, to perform work; Approvals from the regulators for final closeout and completion; and, Project management, mobilization of a cleanup contractor, and actual D&D. The grant has a value of $10.5 million, with a period of performance of 1.5 years.