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Hanford’s super hot radioactive waste needs a robot for cleanup

The Tank C-107 holds 247,000 gallons of radioactive and chemical sludge

Robotic arm to clean out Hanford waste tank,  Seattle Times Newspaper, 9 Nov 10, Workers at the Hanford nuclear reservation are cutting a bigger hole in a high-level radioactive waste tank so a robotic arm can be inserted for cleanup work

The Associated Press RICHLAND, Wash. —Workers at the Hanford nuclear reservation are cutting a bigger hole in a high-level radioactive waste tank so a robotic arm can be inserted for cleanup work.The Tri-City Herald reports that digging down to the tank and cutting a 42-inch-hole is a complicated task to limit worker exposure to radiation…..

The Tank C-107 holds 247,000 gallons of radioactive and chemical sludge left over from the production of plutonium for nuclear weapons….

Local News | Robotic arm to clean out Hanford waste tank | Seattle Times Newspaper

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