Savannah River Site and the Recovery Act

I hope you take a moment to watch this powerful video about the dedicated men and women who are working to improve the environment at the Savannah River Site thanks to support from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

At the Savannah River Site, located along the border of Georgia and South Carolina, workers are cleaning up the environmental legacy of the nation's nuclear weapons program. These workers have an important mission: to protect the health of our citizens and our environment.

With funding from the Recovery Act, we have been able to accelerate the clean-up at the Savannah River Site and put Americans back to work. As of October 30th, 2009, 2,295 jobs have been created or saved at this Site.

Behind this number lies the stories of thousands of hard-working Americans who have good jobs and new opportunities today because of the Recovery Act. I encourage you to watch the video and hear some of these workers tell their stories.

Steven Chu is Secretary of Energy