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The basin for the K East Reactor (reactor building in background) remains filled for now. The basin holds 3 million gallons of water which was used to cool the reactor when it was operating. Both K East and K West Reactors were shut down in the early 1970s. (Andy Porter photo) (Jan. 6, 2010)

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Cold War relic at Hanford meets its end

Work is under way to demolish massive water-treatment facilities at the Hanford Site.

RICHLAND -- Bit by bit here, another remnant of the Cold War is being chopped up and carted off to the proverbial dustbin of history.Since December, crews have been demolishing the water treatment facilities that helped cool one of Hanford Site's largest


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