Environmental Cleanup

More than three decades of experience in successful cleanup, decommissioning, remediation, and closure

Bechtel is a leader in environmental cleanup and management. We have more than 30 years of experience at more than 500 contaminated sites across the world.

Our wide-ranging capabilities and extensive experience continue to play a crucial part in the management of complex, multisite environmental programs. We have managed remediation programs across the United States for the U.S. Department of Energy at Hanford and other sites, the Department of Defense at military bases, and the Environmental Protection Agency at Superfund sites in both industrial and residential areas. We have also managed multisite environmental programs in the United States and around the world for such commercial customers as Chevron, GE, Southern Pacific, and Reynolds Metals.

Featured projects

Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant, Hanford, Washington, USA

Bechtel is designing and building the world’s largest radioactive-waste treatment plant to process and stabilize 56 million gallons (212 million liters) of radioactive and chemical waste.

Savannah River Site Liquid Waste, Aiken County, South Carolina, USA

Bechtel is part of the team that is operating the liquid waste complex and remediating radioactive and hazardous underground waste tanks at the Savannah River Site.

Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Plant, Idaho, USA

Bechtel’s team treated and shipped more radioactive waste than any other site in the DOE complex—and did it nearly three years ahead of schedule.

Sellafield Pile Fuel Cladding Silo Retrieval, Cumbria, England

A Bechtel-led team retrieves, handles, and packages legacy waste from silos at the U.K.'s Sellafield nuclear reprocessing site.

Award-winning environmental services

We consistently rank at or near the top of the annual Engineering News-Record list of environmental firms, including these categories:

  • Construction and remediation
  • Hazardous waste
  • Federal customers
  • Air pollution and control

For business inquiries and customer requests

Please email the Nuclear, Security & Environmental team