Only part of the main production area of the Plutonium Finishing Plant remains to be demolished. Blue areas are where fixative has been applied to contain the airborne spread of radioactive particles.
Only part of the main production area of the Plutonium Finishing Plant remains to be demolished. Blue areas are where fixative has been applied to contain the airborne spread of radioactive particles. Courtesy Department of Energy
Only part of the main production area of the Plutonium Finishing Plant remains to be demolished. Blue areas are where fixative has been applied to contain the airborne spread of radioactive particles. Courtesy Department of Energy

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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.