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  1. 50 Years of History and More to Come 8798 10/10

  2. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1950 1955 1960 1965 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 2005 Fernald Area 8798 10/10

  3. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1950 1955 1960 1965 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 2005 National Concerns 8798 10/10

  4. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1950 1955 1960 1965 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 2005 First Link Feed Materials Production Center Large-scale, integrated facility designed to produce high-purity uranium metal for the U.S. Department of Energy defense programs. 8798 10/10

  5. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1950 1955 1960 1965 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 2005 Feed Materials Production Center Production Mission 8798 10/10

  6. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1950 1955 1960 1965 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 2005 Feed Materials Production Center Production Mission 1951–1989 • Converted uranium ore into high-purity uranium metal through chemical and metallurgical processes • Construction began in 1951 • Operational in 1952 • Facility designed for 1,200 employees/3,000 in 1962 • Production contractors: National Lead of Ohio/Westinghouse • Produced 500 million pounds of uranium metal 8798 10/10

  7. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1950 1955 1960 1965 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 2005 Community Cleanup Mission Community involvement • Future use of the site • Cleanup levels • Balanced approach to waste disposition 8798 10/10

  8. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1950 1955 1960 1965 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 2005 Cleanup Cleanup Mission • Operable Unit 1 – Waste pits • Operable Unit 2 – Other waste units • Operable Unit 3 – Production area • Operable Unit 4 – Silos • Operable Unit 5 – Environmental media (soil, groundwater, surface water) 8798 10/10

  9. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1950 1955 1960 1965 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 2005 Cleanup Cleanup Mission 8798 10/10

  10. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1950 1955 1960 1965 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 2005 Cleanup Cleanup Mission • Partnering for a higher cleanup standard – Fernald Citizens Advisory Board – Citizen and community groups – U.S. EPA and Ohio EPA – Contractor – U.S. Department of Energy • Remediation infrastructure • $4.4 billion cleanup and restoration – OSHA recordable rate of 0.74 (DOE average 1.9, construction average 5.9) • Worker transition – $20 million invested in “life after Fernald” – Staffed Career Development Center – Over 600 degrees/certificates achieved 8798 10/10

  11. Fernald Preserve Legacy Mission Manage DOE’s post-closure responsibilities and ensure the protection of human health and the environment. 8798 10/10

  12. Fernald Preserve Legacy Mission As a community asset, the Fernald Preserve will foster wildlife habitat and provide educational opportunities through environmental stewardship. 8798 10/10

  13. Long-Term Surveillance and Maintenance Legacy Mission 8798 10/10

  14. Long-Term Surveillance and Maintenance Legacy Mission 8798 10/10

  15. Land Use Legacy Mission • 395 acres of forest • 332 acres of prairie • 120 acres of OSDF • 81 acres of wetland • 60 acres of open water • 33 acres of savanna • 29 acres of infrastructure 8798 10/10

  16. Nature Legacy Mission 8798 10/10 8798 10/10

  17. Visitors Center Legacy Mission • Public Reading Room • Exhibits – History and cultural – Production mission – Cleanup mission – Legacy mission – Environmental and ecological • Education programs • Community meeting room 8798 10/10

  18. Visitors Center Legacy Mission 8798 10/10

  19. Fernald Preserve Legacy Mission 8798 10/10

  20. Fernald Preserve

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