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Fluor Hanford Beats Sludge Containerization Milestone

RICHLAND, Wash.- The Department of Energy meeting another cleanup deadline means more radioactive sludge is under control in the K-West Basin. 

Fluor Hanford workers are finished putting sludge in containers where it'll be stored for treatment.

"These are old facilities.  The important work that need to be done is getting the sludge off the floor, getting it into the containers, and then moving it into a treatment system, so that we can treat the sludge and remove," said Geoff Tyree with Fluor Hanford.

The sludge was supposed to be containerized by the end of July.

They beat that milestone by more than a week.

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