As part of the ongoing Department of Energy Fernald Facility decommissioning and remediation projects; Lake Erie Electric-Dayton Division was awarded the electrical contract for the construction of the Silos 1, 2, and 3 contents processing and packaging facility. The project consisted of the installation of a one-off fully automated nuclear waste removal, processing and packaging plant. The materials would be remotely extracted from the existing post-war silos, processed in the plant to render the product inert, packaged in safe containers and then shipped to another facility for permanent storage. This extreme technical nature of this project fits well within the niche of the Dayton Divisions industrial expertise.
The project was a great success due in large part to the hard work of the entire team of contractors and department of energy personnel. The Silos project remains the Dayton Divisions largest project both contractually and logistically. The project at peak exceeded 250 electricians and completed at over $30 million electrically.