Savannah River Site has started a new cleanup project to remove 1.3 million cubic yards of ash created by a former 1950s-era, coal-fired power plant.
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, the site’s primary contractor, will perform the work to clean up an ash landfill and three basins fill with ash and water, according to a news release. The 90-acre site is located at SRS’s D-area.
First, contractors will remove tens of millions of gallons of water from the basins. Then, heavy equipment will be used to move 1.3 million cubic yards of ash to two designated locations where it will be covered with clay.