A federal contract estimated at $4.7 billion to handle liquid radioactive waste at the Savannah River Site in Aiken, S.C. was inked Thursday, the U.S. Department of Energy reported.
That may be of interest to Western New Yorkers because radioactive waste from Canada goes to that site in South Carolina, and a possible route for the waste involves tractor-trailer transports over the Peace Bridge, through downtown Buffalo on the Niagara Thruway to the mainline Thruway and west to Erie.
Savannah River EcoManagement LLC was awarded the contract, which calls for it to manage liquid waste services at the site for 7-10 years.
The Savannah River Site receives shipments of high-level radioactive waste from Chalk River Laboratories in Ontario.
Savannah River EcoManagement will oversee "operations of existing radioactive liquid waste facilities for storage, treatment, stabilization, and disposal of waste" and other tasks, the energy department reported.