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Another Part of Historic Plutonium Finishing Plant Coming Down

RICHLAND, Wash.- A highly contaminated building that once helped produce most of the nation's weapons grade plutonium is coming down.

Crews have worked for three years to clean out highly contaminated tanks below the building.

The plant produced two-thirds of the nation's Plutonium during the Cold War.

DOE hasn't decided what they'll do with underground tanks once the building is down, they'll cover them with an environmentally safe cover until that decision is made. 

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