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Recovery Act Workers Safely Decommission Brookhaven Nuclear Reactor
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Recovery Act Workers Safely Decommission Brookhaven Nuclear Reactor
Recovery Act workers at BNL receive thorough safety training involving the hazards they encounter in the Brookhaven Graphite Research Reactor (BGRR) Project. The Recovery Act provided $39 million to the Lab to decommission the world’s first reactor built solely for peaceful research purposes. Completion of the reactor decommissioning, scheduled for later this year (2010), ends EM legacy cleanup activities at the Lab. Recovery Act workers are dismantling a 4,760-ton bioshield made of concrete and steel that surrounded a 700-ton graphite pile at the reactor’s core. Last year, the workers safely removed that pile and shipped the graphite blocks to the Nevada National Security Site for disposal.
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