Cocooned Hanford F Reactor

Cocooned Hanford F Reactor


Richland, Washington (WA), US
The plutonium for the Trinity device, tested at Los Alamos in New Mexico, and the Fat Man bomb, later dropped on Nagasaki, Japan, was created in the B, D and F reactors. F Reactor is the third Hanford plutonium production reactor to be placed in interim safe storage - called cocooning - by the Bechtel Hanford-led Environmental Restoration Project team. Cocooning involves demolishing the reactor building down to the three-foot-thick concrete shield walls surrounding the reactor core. All openings in the remaining structure are sealed and a new roof is installed.
The plutonium for the Trinity device, tested at Los Alamos in New Mexico, and the Fat Man bomb, later dropped on Nagasaki, Japan, was created in the B, D and F reactors. F Reactor is the third Hanford plutonium production reactor to be placed in interim safe storage - called cocooning - by the Bechtel Hanford-led Environmental Restoration Project team. Cocooning involves demolishing the reactor building down to the three-foot-thick concrete shield walls surrounding the reactor core. All openings in the remaining structure are sealed and a new roof is installed.
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Links: www.bhi-erc.com
By: jbottero

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