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This webpage contains historic information and is not being updated.
See the Fernald Preserve webpage for current site information.

Waste Pits Project

Fernald's waste pit area contains six waste pits, a burn pit and a clearwell.

Work Scope

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Remediate the contents of six waste pits, which range in size from a baseball diamond to a football field and vary in depth from 13 feet to 30 feet
bullet item Pits contain nearly 1 million tons of low-level radioactive waste byproducts of uranium and thorium processing generated during Fernald's 37-year production mission

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Project - COMPLETE

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154 unit trains transported 979,000 tons of waste off site

   - Six year shipping campaign to Envirocare
   - 9,100 railcars traveled 580,000 miles without incident
bullet item Facility demolition completed August 2005

Project Completed - 2005

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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Together, DOE and Fluor Fernald were committed to safely restoring the 
Fernald site to an end state that serves the needs of the community.