Part of the main production area of the Hanford nuclear reservation’s Plutonium Finishing Plant remains standing.
Part of the main production area of the Hanford nuclear reservation’s Plutonium Finishing Plant remains standing. Courtesy Department of Energy
Part of the main production area of the Hanford nuclear reservation’s Plutonium Finishing Plant remains standing. Courtesy Department of Energy

Update: Another radioactive contamination spread at Hanford. Work halted at plant

December 18, 2017 03:49 PM

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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.