Keeping the Commitment: Making History!
The most significant environmental risk reduction in South Carolina in 15 years was celebrated October 1, 2012, at the Savannah River Site (SRS) with the operational closure of two hazardous waste tanks (Tanks 18 and 19).
Operationally closing Tanks 18 and 19 follows the successful and safe closing of the first two hazardous waste tanks (Tanks 17 and 20) in 1997, the first tanks closed by the U.S. Department of Energy.
With the operational closure of these tanks, we have witnessed one of the nation's most substantial nuclear waste tank cleanup efforts. This is a success story, and I thank all Savannah River Remediation (SRR) employees for a job well done.
SRR employees now are actively involved in the operational closure of the next two waste tanks (Tanks 5 and 6). SRR has accelerated this closure schedule and expects to operationally close Tanks 5 and 6 later this year.
Removing waste from old-style waste tanks and operationally closing these tanks takes dedication and teamwork. I am impressed with and proud of our employees, who have worked together for the common goal of emptying these tanks and now beginning the final stage of the closure process.
SRR employees are the best employees in the world at what they do. Operational closure of these tanks is a testament to their commitment to our mission of closing all SRS waste tanks.
It is SRR's role as a remediation company to protect workers, the public and the environment. It is a mission we take seriously and will perform safely.
SRR President and Project Manager
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