Recent Hanford Site Social Media
October 16, 2017
Sludge removal equipment testing is going well. Recently, workers proved the equipment that will be used to transfer highly radioactive sludge works as designed. This is a major accomplishment, as workers prepare to remove sludge away from the Columbia River in 2018.
Approximately 38 cubic yards of radioactive sludge is being stored in containers within a water-filled basin next to the K West Reactor; soon, that material will be pumped from the basin into containers for transport and storage on the Hanford Site’s Central Plateau.