Demolition of the Plutonium Reclamation Facility at the Hanford nuclear reservation’s Plutonium Finishing Plant began in November.
Demolition of the Plutonium Reclamation Facility at the Hanford nuclear reservation’s Plutonium Finishing Plant began in November. Courtesy DOE
Demolition of the Plutonium Reclamation Facility at the Hanford nuclear reservation’s Plutonium Finishing Plant began in November. Courtesy DOE

Radioactive spread at Hanford briefly halts demolition

January 30, 2017 07:44 PM

UPDATED January 31, 2017 09:30 AM

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