Hanford workers are shown wearing supplied air respirators as they collect samples from the head space of an underground waste tank.
Hanford workers are shown wearing supplied air respirators as they collect samples from the head space of an underground waste tank. Courtesy DOE
Hanford workers are shown wearing supplied air respirators as they collect samples from the head space of an underground waste tank. Courtesy DOE

Judge orders Hanford chemical vapor protections

August 02, 2016 06:13 PM

UPDATED August 02, 2016 07:57 PM

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  • Workers take down Plutonium Reclamation Facility Canyon

    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.