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Taking on the toughest environmental clean-up in the U.S.

Five decades of nuclear materials, including plutonium and tritium, produced for use in U.S. weapons created nearly 37 million gallons (140 million liters) of liquid radioactive waste stored in underground steel tanks along Georgia’s Savannah River. Bechtel is part of the team, contracted by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), operating the Savannah River Remediation liquid waste complex and remediating radioactive and hazardous underground waste tanks. To date, we have closed more than 300 of the site’s 515 waste areas, and we are accelerating the cleanup life cycle by 13 years saving the DOE nearly half a billion dollars. We also implemented more than 100 new environmental restoration technologies to treat and remediate contaminated groundwater and soil.