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February 7, 2013

Removing 2.5M tons of bad dirt creates an ‘open pit mine' at the Hanford site

  • The contaminated soil cleanup will leave an 85-foot-deep pit the size of seven football fields.
  • By ANNETTE CARY
    Tri-City Herald

    RICHLAND — Dump trucks carrying 32 tons each of freshly dug soil rolled through the dirt west of Hanford's D Reactor Tuesday.

    By August, they should have carried away enough soil to leave a pit 85 feet deep, stretching over the size of seven and a half football fields.


     
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