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K-East Basin Drops Nuclear Classification

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RICHLAND, Wash.- Weeks after draining the K-East basin, the Energy Department is downgrading the building from nuclear to radiological status. 

The decision means the building no longer contains nuclear materials and lessens the possibility of a nuclear event. 

Workers recently finished filling the basin's fuel pool to ready it for teardown.

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