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Successful controlled burn at Portsmouth
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Successful controlled burn at Portsmouth
Firefighters keep watch as the controlled prairie burn is completed at the Portsmouth Site in mid-December 2011. *** Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant firefighters recently completed a prescribed fire, or controlled burn, of an 18-acre prairie at the site, two weeks ahead of a regulatory deadline. “Burning the prairie in a controlled manner stimulates the germination of prairie grasses and reduces the invasion of woody plants to maintain a healthy prairie ecosystem,” said DOE Site Director Vince Adams. The prairie ecosystem was the result of remediation of former lime sludge lagoons that settled out waste lime from the plant’s water treatment plant.
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