February 13, 2009

K-25 demolition progress



A lot of progress has been made at K-25 in the two months since demolition of the World War II-era facility began Dec. 16, with major sections of the west wing already on the ground. Over the next few years, dismantlement of the mile-long building -- the biggest building in the world at the time it was built -- will generate nearly 400,000 cubic yards of radioactive or hazardous waste.

Most of the contaminated rubble will be trucked to a nuclear landfill seven miles away on the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge reservation.

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November 18, 2008

K-25 demolition may start in December

Bechtel Jacobs could begin demolition of the west wing of the K-25 building by mid-December, if the readiness reviews turn out OK. That's the latest word from the Dept. of Energy.

[via Knoxville News]

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