Feds Say Hanford’s PUREX Plant Is Degrading, Needs Stabilizing Soon

A new federal report says that a massive building at the Hanford Nuclear Site is worse off than managers thought.

The so-called PUREX — Plutonium Uranium Extraction — plant isn’t clean. Starting in 1956 the plant processed loads of plutonium. Its walls are up to 6 feet thick, and it’s as long as three football fields.

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