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development with the site”. The program helped in preserving and documentation of the Cold War facilities. The National preservatives is to make sure that history is being documented and if there should be changes to the structures. “The Curation Facility contains artifacts from the Cold War such as, documents, photos, equipment, tools, and photos. In 2004, the facility was surveyed and out of 750 structures, 227 are historical sites.” The CWHP operates on the diligence of historical places such as the site and through tours. However, the encyclopedia states, “Ten thousand of radioactive materials were processed at the Savannah River Site” (2019. Encyclopedia). When the Cold War ended, Savanah River Sites goals had shifted. The use of the plant now is to store the waste and stabilize the waste. It is amazing to know how long this waste has been there. The waste has been there since the 1980s. The Draft Environmental Statement is to provide Department of Energy, that owns Savannah River Site, and the nuclear site, to help decide the use or manage 68 tons of radioactive material. Most of the reactors are fuel with uranium and importantly mixed with the isotopes 235. To put this into perspective, uranium is mined from the earth and contains only about 7 percent U-235. Three percent of this or more is used to fuel the reactors. U-235 deteriorates inside the reactors. Savannah River Sites main goal or mission during and throughout the Cold War was to make Tritium. This happened by placing fuel into one of the five reactors. This was similar into the
9 Savannah River Site During the Cold War way U-235 was produced. This is when the natural uranium is taken from the original of Uranium. Other sources that were used for batteries, space exploration, and mission intelligence was, Neptunium to produce PU. The last reactor was produced in 1988. During the Cold War there was a choice that had to be made, storing or reprocessing. Now Department Of Energy has been given more options such as reprocessing, melt and dilute, and repackaging for shipment off- site. The legacy that the Cold War left behind on Savannah River Site was very significant. In South Carolina, where two major radioactive were sealed underground that originally held liquid waste. Workers have removed ninety nine percent of the waste from Savannah River Site. The nuclear facility was constructed in effort to help support during the Cold war. This project was signed by Energy Secretary Steven Chu who led the way to the cleanup and closing the massive tanks. Article by the U.S Department of Energy, “The massive tanks out at Savannah River Site were the F Farm Tank, tank 19 and tank 18. These tanks were the first tanks closed nationwide since the year of 2007. There was over 3 million of ground grout to cover up these waste tanks. In retrospect the tanks had originally contained up to 1.3 million gallons of radioactive waste. This is enough to fill up two Olympic swimming pools today. “( U.S. Department of Energy 2004) The Savannah River Site is now operating as a preservation place.

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