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From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2010 13:00:37 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] RADIATION: Vallecitos Nuclear Center (CA) cleanup completed
DOE Completes Vallecitos Nuclear Center Cleanup

Environmental Protection
June 14, 2010

The Department of Energy's (DOE) Environmental Management program recently announced that the final shipment of DOE radioactive waste has been removed from the GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy's Vallecitos Nuclear Center, marking the end of cleanup activities at the site.

Accelerated by American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds, the two-and-a-half year project removed approximately 2,303 cubic feet of radioactive waste from the state of California.

"Thanks to an accelerated shipping campaign, the Recovery Act has helped us meet an important milestone in our cleanup efforts - the safe removal and permanent disposal out of state of all DOE radioactive waste from the Vallecitos site," said Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management Dr. Inés Triay. "The project was successful because of cooperation from the State of California, the Western Governors' Association, and the states along the shipping routes."


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