2007 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 13 Apr 2007 05:20:14 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Demolition of Hanford (WA) building
Hanford building set for demolition (w/ video)

This story was published Thursday,

By Annette Cary
Tri-City Herald (WA)
April 12, 2007

After 428 "dives" by Hanford workers into the vaults beneath the Plutonium Finishing Plant's Liquid Waste Treatment Facility, the Cold War relic is ready to come down.

It will be the second of nine highly contaminated buildings at the Plutonium Finishing Plant to be demolished and likely the last to be demolished for several years.

"The surface contamination when we started (was) pretty much off the scale," said project manager Brian Skeels of Fluor Hanford.

In many cases, radiation levels were too high for instruments to read when cleanup work started. And the air within the vaults was contaminated at levels 30,000 times what workers are allowed to breathe without respirators.


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
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