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Implosion of SRS K Cooling Tower

SRS Recovery Act Update: K Cooling Tower is imploded on May 26, 2010 as part of the SRS Recovery Act Project.


One of the most visual milestones of cleanup projects underway within the Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management was the demolition of the K-Reactor Cooling Tower at the Savannah River Site (SRS).


Now, this American Recovery and Reinvestment Act project has been completed one month ahead of schedule, with debris from the implosion safely hauled away and deposited in an on-site landfill. With project completion, a great safety


To complete the project, more than 800 tons of reinforced steel from the structure were sent to a local scrap metal recycler. This recycling effort also helped to stimulate the local economy beyond the SRS Recovery Act Project.


The video of the May 2010 controlled implosion has been viewed more than 335,000 times on YouTube.


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Taken on May 25, 2010