Savannah River Site nuclear waste cleanup behind schedule, over budget

The Salt Waste Processing Facility at the Savannah River Site in South Carolina is nearly four years behind schedule and one billion dollars over budget, The State reports.

The nuclear waste cleanup was originally scheduled for completion in 2009 but is only 65 percent finished, and an original cost estimate of $440 million has been gradually revised upward to $1.3 billion. The Savannah River Site currently houses waste byproducts created during the production of nuclear weapons, a legacy of the Cold War arms buildup. Officials now expect the processing plant to open as late as 2018.

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