The Plutonium Finishing Plant is shown on Oct. 11 after significant progress had been made to tear down the main process area of the plant. Work should restart soon on the plant’s Plutonium Reclamation Facility, covered in blue fixative, which is no longer attached to the main part of the plant.
The Plutonium Finishing Plant is shown on Oct. 11 after significant progress had been made to tear down the main process area of the plant. Work should restart soon on the plant’s Plutonium Reclamation Facility, covered in blue fixative, which is no longer attached to the main part of the plant. Courtesy DOE
The Plutonium Finishing Plant is shown on Oct. 11 after significant progress had been made to tear down the main process area of the plant. Work should restart soon on the plant’s Plutonium Reclamation Facility, covered in blue fixative, which is no longer attached to the main part of the plant. 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.