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Final tanks for radioactive waste installed at Savannah River Site

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Workers this week completed installation of the final four of 10 specially designed tanks to be used with Savannah River Site's disposal program for highly radioactive waste. The vessels, including the one shown above, hold 38,000 to 44,000 gallons and were shipped by barge from Pennsylvania to Hardeeville, S.C., and then trucked to SRS. The components are part of the site's Salt Waste Processing Facility, where the most dangerous Cold War waste - currently stored in 47 underground tanks - is processed for disposal.  U.S. ENERGY DEPARTMENT
U.S. ENERGY DEPARTMENT
Workers this week completed installation of the final four of 10 specially designed tanks to be used with Savannah River Site's disposal program for highly radioactive waste. The vessels, including the one shown above, hold 38,000 to 44,000 gallons and were shipped by barge from Pennsylvania to Hardeeville, S.C., and then trucked to SRS. The components are part of the site's Salt Waste Processing Facility, where the most dangerous Cold War waste - currently stored in 47 underground tanks - is processed for disposal.

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