Demolition Begins on Hanford’s Historic Plutonium Vaults - PDF


  • Demolition Begins on Hanford’s Historic Plutonium Vaults - PDF

    RICHLAND, WASH. – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and contractor CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company (CH2M HILL) began demolishing a vault complex that once held stores of plutonium for the U.S. nuclear weapons program at the Hanford Site in southeast Washington State.

    The vault complex is part of Hanford’s Plutonium Finishing Plant, which once consisted of more than 60 facilities. The plant produced nearly two-thirds of the nation’s supply of plutonium during the Cold War.

    Source: em.doe.gov