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Hanford Uses Explosives to Remove Structure

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Hanford used explosives to tear down one of its structures. Hanford used explosives to tear down one of its structures.
 RICHLAND, WA- A Hanford structure was removed by explosives Saturday morning.

The Department of Energy sent Washington Closure Hanford to complete the demolition Saturday morning.

They used explosives to take down a concrete building that housed the largest nuclear test reactor in Hanford's 300 area.

Hanford said the explosives were the best option for the project.

“We arrived at the conclusion that the explosive demolition is the way to go because it increases workers' safety and it's more efficient and it reduces cost to a significant degree,” said Chris Pearson, a project manager for the 309 Demolition.

Approximately 300 holes were drilled in the concrete building to hold the explosive charges.  The structure was operated from 1960-1969 and was used for research and development.
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