Photo courtesy of DOE Highly radioactive buildings are among many in Hanford's former atomic-bomb fuel-production area that are scheduled to be demolished. Photo courtesy of DOE Workers seal a waste disposal container, while excavators take apart the so-called 327 production building last year. In the last substantial cleanup of highly radioactive waste in an area of the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s Hanford nuclear-waste site that was once the core of nuclear-reactor fuel production for atomic bombs, crews will use a gantry crane and grout to move and seal a vault and tank weighing 1,700 tons. The pick, part of the
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