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 Savannah River Remediation LLC, which operates the Savannah River Site liquid waste complex and remediates radioactive and hazardous underground waste tanks. In addition to operations, Savannah River Remediation handles design, construction, and maintenance.
The liquid waste contract builds on Bechtel's prior experience at Savannah River Site, which began with designing and building the Defense Waste Processing Plant, the world's largest high-level vitrification plant. For more information about waste vitrification, please visit our Waste Treatment Plant page.