California-based Parsons announced it has completed the foundation of the Salt Waste Processing Facility at the Savannah River Site in Aiken, S.C. The SWPF is essential to disposing of approximately 33 million gallons of radioactive salt waste stored at SRS, vitrifying radioactive liquid waste at the Defense Waste Processing Facility, and closing SRS tank farms.
The SWPF’s foundation is designed to enable the structure to withstand natural disasters, including an earthquake. Concrete pouring began in January and continued until September.
In 2004, the Dept. of Energy selected Parsons to design, construct, commission and operate the SWPF for one year. Construction is scheduled for completion in 2011.