The department said Parsons is contracted to build and operate the Savannah River Site“™s salt waste processing facility for one year and provide 10 tanks total.
Four more tanks will be shipped to the site in early June and the site is set to be fully operational by late 2015, DOE said.
Ten tanks hold between 6,000 and 45,000 gallons total and will treat radioactive salt wastes generated from nuclear weapons programs during the Cold War, according to the department.
The processing facility’s treatment technologies are designed to handle 33 million gallons of radioactive salt wastes stored in 47 underground tanks at the site
Precision Custom Components, a York, Pa.-based energy equipment manufacturer, makes the tanks.