Salt waste facility approved at SRS

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The U.S. Department of Energy this week approved the start of full construction of the Salt Waste Processing Facility (SWPF) at the Savannah River Site following independent review and validation of a revised cost estimate for the project.

SWPF will treat highly radioactive salt solutions currently stored in underground tanks at the SRS and prepare these solutions for ultimate disposition. SWPF will safely process 33 million gallons of radioactive liquid and salt cake at SRS.

“Approval to start full construction of this critical, one-of-a-kind facility demonstrates DOE’s commitment to waste cleanup at SRS,” said Jeffrey M. Allison, manager of DOE’s Savannah River Operations Office. “SWPF supports the department’s highest priority to reduce risk and close the SRS Tank Farms. We are ready to move forward.”


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