Contamination cleanup creates thousands of jobs
April 13, 2009
CARSON CITY, NV — Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced that thousands of jobs will be created over the next three years to assist in environmental cleanup work at a Nevada test site and across 11 other states, according to Mesothelioma.com.
The cleanup is part of $6 billion in funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, $44 million of which was funneled toward the Nevada cleanup, the story stated.
According to the story, the facilities that will be demolished and necessitate cleanup include an engine maintenance assembly facility in Area 25, the Pluto Disassembly Facility, the Reactor Maintenance Assembly and the Disassembly Facility and two ancillary structures used in Test Cell C.
Workers will clean up asbestos, lead, mercury, batteries and light bulbs, among other things, and install groundwater monitoring wells, the story noted.
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