The canyon of Hanford’s U Plant, one of five large processing plants at Hanford, is shown after the canyon floor was cleaned out in 2010. New deadlines cover its demolition.
The canyon of Hanford’s U Plant, one of five large processing plants at Hanford, is shown after the canyon floor was cleaned out in 2010. New deadlines cover its demolition. Courtesy DOE
The canyon of Hanford’s U Plant, one of five large processing plants at Hanford, is shown after the canyon floor was cleaned out in 2010. New deadlines cover its demolition. Courtesy DOE

No total Hanford cleanup cost to be released in 2017

November 02, 2016 11:53 AM

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