Raytheon Contamination Cleanup to Begin in 90 Days, Take 5 Years

Raytheon announced on Thursday that it would begin cleanup efforts at its site in St. Petersburg within 90 days. However, more than likely the cleanup will be a slow process-it could take up to 5 years to complete.
Raytheon is using a pump and treat process designed to break down 1.4-dioxane into carbon dioxide and water through an oxidation process. Equipment Raytheon is acquiring will pump about 30 to 40 gallons of water a minute from the underground plume. The wastewater will then be sent to a wastewater treatment facility.