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Cold War Cleanup

Publication Date: 1/12/2011
Author: Pam Radtke Russell at the Savannah River site
Format: HTML

Description:
It’s a structure built to precise construction standards, in some cases to a tolerance of 1/16 in.—no small feat in a structure with 80 miles of piping, 170,000 cu yd of concrete and 35,000 tons of reinforcing steel. It’s also a building that could provide a use for spent nuclear-powerplant waste, help lower energy bills and even end nuclear proliferation.

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