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Mike Swartz, project manager, on the catwalk straddling two 60-inch diameter intake pipes that brought water from the Columbia River to the K West Reactor's basin. The massive structure is headed for demolition as part of the cleanup effort of the Hanford Site. (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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