The U.S. Dept. of Energy is set to start, as early as month’s end, to demolish 57 more contaminated buildings at its Hanford former nuclear weapons site in Washington state. The $62-million effort, boosted by federal stimulus funds, would involve removal of buildings once used to strip plutonium from nuclear fuel rods during bomb-making dating back to World War II. Photo: U.S. Dept. Of Energy Glove boxes used to handle nuclear materials are among contents of buildings to come down. With a public comment period closed on Dec. 27, work will focus on the 200 East Area of Hanford’s Central
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