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Silo 3 Project


Work Scope

bullet item Remove 5,100 cubic yards of low-level waste from one concrete silo
bullet item Ship waste off site for disposal

Cleanup Remedy

bullet item Record of Decision signed December 1994
bullet item Explanation of Significant Differences for Operable Unit 4 Silo 3 Remedial Action approved in March 1998
bullet item Record of Decision Amendment to allow for treatment only as required to meet permitted disposal facility's waste acceptance criteria
bullet item Pneumatic retrieval system as well as remotely controlled and manned mechanical excavators used to remove the silo waste
bullet item Condition material to reduce dispersability, package and ship off site for disposal


bullet item Facility design/build - COMPLETE
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Packaging operations - COMPLETE
 - Produced nearly 2,300 soft-side packages of waste
 - 13 month extraction and packaging operation
 - 12 month, 1 million mile shipping campaign to Envirocare

bullet item Safe shutdown and demolition - COMPLETE

Project Completion - 2006

For More Information
For specific questions about this project contact
Sue Walpole, S.M. Stoller, at 513-648-4026, e-mail: Sue.Walpole@lm.doe.gov. 

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