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Environmental Cleanup

The cleanup program began with a long and slow process of attempting to identify the contaminants at the Pantex Plant and the extent to which they had spread on the surface, through the air and into the groundwater, including a perched aquifer beneath the plant. Eventually, the state entered into an accelerated cleanup agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). In 2008, the site was officially credited by DOE as having achieved its cleanup goals.

Pantex is still under state and federal oversight requiring extensive monitoring and the continuation of a significant pump-and-treat program to clean up the perched aquifer.

Environmental Cleanup Governmental Agencies