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ERDF Cell Construction in Full Swing

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HANFORD, Wash.- Work is in full swing on a massive expansion at the Hanford site's main radioactive waste dump.

Two more cells are being built at the Environmental Restoration and Disposal Facility.  

The landfill takes waste from Hanford's cleanup sites.  

The two new cells will allow for another 2.8 million tons of waste.

"We're going up to around the 250 containers a day, and to do that we've gone and we've bought new trucks for the long haul.   We've also bought 100 additional containers," said Bruce Covert with Washington Closure Hanford.

Dump trucks are hauling about 700 loads of dirt a day out of the pit they're digging.

The new cells should open in early 2009.