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Demolition work continues at Hanford's K Area

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NEAR RICHLAND, Wash.-- Concrete and steel are turned into rubble at the Hanford site.

Two large water treatment facilities are in the process of being destroyed. The treatment plant held hundreds of thousands of gallons of water and now it's all coming down.

Back when it was in use during the cold war it combined Columbia River water with chemicals so it could help cool the nuclear reactors.

Two massive machines cut through the concrete and steel, and it's a job at Hanford that's anything but dull.

The demo site at the K Area is the most active demolition at Hanford. With more than 17 million dollars in Recovery Act funding they were able to hire extra workers.

They expect to be done this summer.