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K-East Basin Grouted

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RICHLAND, Wash.- The Department of Energy takes another step toward closing the leak prone K-East Basin.

Contractor Fluor Hanford has covered the basin floor with a grout material to seal in radioactivity.

The grout will allow workers to drain the basin and refill it with a solid substance to make way for tearing down the basin building.