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K-Basin Workers Set Safety Record

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RICHLAND, Wash.- Fluor Hanford workers are in record territory.

Company leaders say no one has missed a day on the job because of a work-related injury since 2004.

Workers put in more than 4 million hours in those four years.

While removing about 23-hundred tons of spent nuclear fuel from the leaky basins, out and away from the river.

"These are workers that are tackling some of the highest hazard work at hanford and some of the most difficult work you'll find anywhere in the world, and they did it safely over a four year period, they worked four-million hours without an injury that caused a day away from work," said Geoff Tyree with Fluor Hanford.

Fluor leaders call the project one of the top three-most environmentally dangerous projects on the site.

Employees soon hope to drain radioactive water from the basins.