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March 3, 2011

Hanford demolition spree starts with a bang

  • Stimulus funds are allowing the Department of Energy to take down four exhaust stacks, four baghouses, two coal silos and two water towers.
    Journal Staff Reporter

    Photo courtesy of DOE [enlarge]
    Twin stacks at Hanford’s 284 West Power House were brought down last month with explosives. Similar stacks will be leveled tomorrow at the 284 East Power House.

    A number of tall industrial structures at the former Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Eastern Washington will come down in a spectacular fashion tomorrow, courtesy of federal stimulus funding.

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