Completing the Recovery Act cleanup projects

The U.S. Department of Energy announced this week it had completed field work on all of the Recovery Act-funded environmental projects in Oak Ridge. The federal agency said $751 million had been spent since 2009 accomplishing 27 projects of varying scope and complexity. Some of the early projects were completed ahead of time and under budget, allowing more work to be done, DOE said.

In a statement, Oak Ridge EM chief Mark Whitney said, “This is a landmark milestone for our program locally. We are incredibly grateful for the opportunities these funds provided our program, and our management team did an excellent job of selecting meaningful projects that removed risks and created a significant impact for our region.”

To check out all the EM Recovery Act projects, click here.

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