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Cold-war cleanup  

By Gerald Ondrey |

On March 31, U.S. Dept. of Energy (DOE; Washington, D.C.) Secretary Steven Chu announced $6 billion in new funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to accelerate environmental cleanup work and create jobs across 12 states. Projects identified for funding involve the cleanup of soil and groundwater, transportation and disposal of waste, and cleaning and demolishing former weapons complex facilities. These projects and the new funding are managed by the DOE’s Office of Environmental Management, which is responsible for the risk reduction and cleanup of the environmental legacy from the U.S.’s nuclear weapons program. Among the 12 states and DOE sites that will receive funding is the Richland Operations (Wash.; $1.961 billion) to demolish nuclear and other facilities, remediate waste sites, remediate contaminated groundwater and retrieve solid waste from burial grounds. Also, the funding will accelerate cleanup of facilities, waste sites and groundwater along the Columbia River to support shrinking the active area of cleanup at the 586-sq. mi. Hanford Site to 75 sq. mi. or less by 2015. More information can be obtained at www.em.doe.gov   Click here for a full pdf version of the Chementator Section  
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