Demolition is underway at the Plutonium Reclamation Facility, which is part of the Hanford Plutonium Finishing Plant. On the ground is the demolition rubble pile, the suspected source of the radioactive contamination spread on Jan. 27.
Demolition is underway at the Plutonium Reclamation Facility, which is part of the Hanford Plutonium Finishing Plant. On the ground is the demolition rubble pile, the suspected source of the radioactive contamination spread on Jan. 27. Courtesy DOE
Demolition is underway at the Plutonium Reclamation Facility, which is part of the Hanford Plutonium Finishing Plant. On the ground is the demolition rubble pile, the suspected source of the radioactive contamination spread on Jan. 27. Courtesy DOE

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    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.