The Plutonium Finishing Plant at the Hanford nuclear reservation is shown after demolition of the plant’s Plutonium Reclamation Facility was completed. The area around where the highly contaminated facility stood is colored blue by fixative to contain radioactive contaminants.
The Plutonium Finishing Plant at the Hanford nuclear reservation is shown after demolition of the plant’s Plutonium Reclamation Facility was completed. The area around where the highly contaminated facility stood is colored blue by fixative to contain radioactive contaminants. Courtesy Department of Energy
The Plutonium Finishing Plant at the Hanford nuclear reservation is shown after demolition of the plant’s Plutonium Reclamation Facility was completed. The area around where the highly contaminated facility stood is colored blue by fixative to contain radioactive contaminants. Courtesy Department of Energy

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