Buffalo News – $4.7 billion federal contract inked to handle liquid N-waste

October 13, 2017 – “A federal contract estimated at $4.7 billion to handle liquid radioactive waste at the Savannah River Site in Aiken, S.C. was inked Thursday, the U.S. Department of Energy reported.

That may be of interest to Western New Yorkers because radioactive waste from Canada goes to that site in South Carolina, and a possible route for the waste involves tractor-trailer transports over the Peace Bridge, through downtown Buffalo on the Niagara Thruway to the mainline Thruway and west to Erie.” Link to Article

NOTE: A clarification from DOE, the contract that was awarded to Savannah River EcoManagement LLC is for the solidification of the liquids in the underground tanks at Savannah River.  The shipment of materials from Canada to the Savannah River Site is done under a different contract with Savannah River Nuclear Solutions.

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