Scrap lumber from construction of the Mixed Oxide (MOX) Fuel Fabrication Facility will be reused as classroom materials for students in carpentry training programs at area schools in South Carolina and Georgia.
Shaw AREVA MOX Services, which is building the 600,000-square-foot MOX facility at the Savannah River Site in Aiken, S.C., is donating the scrap lumber and transporting it to several education centers weekly. The scrap lumber and wood products generated from the MOX construction site include temporary stairways and walkways that are no longer needed, dismantled forms from concrete pours and wooden crates used to ship equipment and components to the project.
By recycling the wood, the MOX project could save as much as $50,000 annually in disposal costs and more than 136,000 cubic feet of space in a landfill.
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Wood products such as temporary stairways and walkways are used during construction of the MOX facility. When they are no longer needed, these items are being donated to area schools as classroom materials for carpentry training programs.