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  •  so far, my favorite Recovery Act project... (6+ / 0-)
    The stimulus also included over $6 billion for cleaning up nuclear waste, the equivalent of two normal years of funding. As the media pointed out at the time, Energy's cleanup program had a sordid history of delays and overruns. But its contractors were already in place, and Rogers thought better management could produce better results. Ultimately, the Recovery Act work would come in on time and under budget. It would also make an unprecedented dent in the Cold War's radioactive legacy, shrinking the nation's contaminated footprint by more than two thirds after years where it barely budged. At the Hanford nuclear reservation in Oregon, workers would demolish seventy-five buildings and reduce the footprint by 385 square miles, slashing surveillance and maintenance costs while minimizing the threat to the Columbia River. The department also completed seven smaller cleanups -- as in, all done, the land  is clean, no need to come back…..
    "We wanted to prove this stuff doesn't have to last forever."

    excerpt: Michael Grunwald's New New Deal - emphasis, mine

    More of that, please.

    "Show up. Pay attention. Tell the truth. And don't be attached to the results." -- Angeles Arrien

    by Sybil Liberty on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 01:26:56 PM PDT

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