development with the site”. The program helped in preserving and documentation of the Cold Warfacilities. The National preservatives is to make sure that history is being documented and if there shouldbe 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 750structures, 227 are historical sites.” The CWHP operates on the diligence of historical places such as thesite and through tours.However, the encyclopedia states, “Ten thousand of radioactive materials were processedat the Savannah River Site” (2019. Encyclopedia). When the Cold War ended, Savanah RiverSites goals had shifted. The use of the plant now is to store the waste and stabilize the waste. It isamazing 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 SavannahRiver 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 putthis 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 makeTritium. This happened by placing fuel into one of the five reactors. This was similar into the
9Savannah River Site During the Cold Warway U-235 was produced. This is when the natural uranium is taken from the original ofUranium. Other sources that were used for batteries, space exploration, and mission intelligencewas, Neptunium to produce PU. The last reactor was produced in 1988. During the Cold Warthere was a choice that had to be made, storing or reprocessing. Now Department Of Energyhas been given more options such as reprocessing, melt and dilute, and repackaging for shipmentoff- 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 haveremoved ninety nine percent of the waste from Savannah River Site. The nuclear facility was constructedin effort to help support during the Cold war. This project was signed by Energy Secretary Steven Chuwho 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 tankswere the first tanks closed nationwide since the year of 2007. There was over 3 million of ground groutto cover up these waste tanks. In retrospect the tanks had originally contained up to 1.3 million gallonsof radioactive waste. This is enough to fill up two Olympic swimming pools today. “( U.S. Department ofEnergy 2004) The Savannah River Site is now operating as a preservation place.