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60 Hanford workers expected to be laid off

The Hanford nuclear reservation vitrification plant project plans to lay off up to 60 workers the week of Jan. 5 as some of the engineering, procurement and construction nears completion, according to Bechtel National.

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Watch: What weighs 300 tons each and is now at Hanford? 0:52

Watch: What weighs 300 tons each and is now at Hanford?

Workers use grout to fill PUREX Tunnel 1 at Hanford 1:05

Workers use grout to fill PUREX Tunnel 1 at Hanford

Planes dump water on fire that's burned thousands of acres 0:22

Planes dump water on fire that's burned thousands of acres

PUREX tunnel collapse structural integrity analysis press conference 2:00

PUREX tunnel collapse structural integrity analysis press conference

Work begins to stabilize Hanford radioactive waste tunnel collapse 2:26

Work begins to stabilize Hanford radioactive waste tunnel collapse

Vit plant receives big piece of equipment 1:01

Vit plant receives big piece of equipment

Safe management of cesium-storntium capsules 8:16

Safe management of cesium-storntium capsules

Hanford contractor releases rehabilitated owl 1:17

Hanford contractor releases rehabilitated owl

Time lapse of demolition prep at Hanford Plutonium Reclamation Facility 1:48

Time lapse of demolition prep at Hanford Plutonium Reclamation Facility

Hanford vit plant testing tank on its way to Richland 0:26

Hanford vit plant testing tank on its way to Richland

Workers take down Plutonium Reclamation Facility Canyon

This video from November shows demolition of the north wall of the canyon, allowing heavy equipment to begin removing strong backs from the walls. Strong backs are brackets from which pencil-shaped processing tanks once hung. It also shows the array of dust suppression tools, each spraying water from a different angle to help control radiological contamination during demolition.
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Workers take down Plutonium Reclamation Facility Canyon 1:23

Workers take down Plutonium Reclamation Facility Canyon

Watch: What weighs 300 tons each and is now at Hanford? 0:52

Watch: What weighs 300 tons each and is now at Hanford?

Workers use grout to fill PUREX Tunnel 1 at Hanford 1:05

Workers use grout to fill PUREX Tunnel 1 at Hanford

Planes dump water on fire that's burned thousands of acres 0:22

Planes dump water on fire that's burned thousands of acres