For the first time in more than 15 years, workers recently entered the 324 building’s C Cell. C Cell is one of four hot cells in the building — rooms left highly radioactive due to experiments and processing that was performed remotely inside those rooms when the building was operational. Workers with DOE Richland Operations Office contractor CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company are removing debris from the hot cells, so there will be room to place bins full of the radioactive soil that is underneath B Cell. Remote operated equipment will remove the B Cell floor, excavate the soil beneath the cell, and place the soil into nearby hot cells where it will be grouted in place and removed during building demolition.
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