The Plutonium Reclamation Facility is shown before work was completed Friday to tear it to the ground. A spread of radioactive contamination at the Hanford Plutonium Finishing Plant likely came from the recent demolition of the plant’s reclamation facility.
The Plutonium Reclamation Facility is shown before work was completed Friday to tear it to the ground. A spread of radioactive contamination at the Hanford Plutonium Finishing Plant likely came from the recent demolition of the plant’s reclamation facility. Courtesy Department of Energy
The Plutonium Reclamation Facility is shown before work was completed Friday to tear it to the ground. A spread of radioactive contamination at the Hanford Plutonium Finishing Plant likely came from the recent demolition of the plant’s reclamation facility. Courtesy Department of Energy

Update: Radioactive particles found on cars. Hanford workers may have driven 2 home

December 19, 2017 02:45 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.