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Stack demolished at Hanford’s Plutonium Finishing Plant via The Spokesman-Review

RICHLAND – A landmark on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation is gone, after the big ventilation stack at the Plutonium Finishing Plant was demolished.

The 200-foot tall stack was demolished on Saturday.

The plant was the final step during decades of production of plutonium for nuclear weapons at Hanford. It is being demolished as part of efforts to clean up the site near Richland.

Hanford officials say the plant has been cleaned up enough that the ventilation stack was no longer needed.


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  1. nfield says

    Ventilation no longer needed? And was what was ventilated safe for surrounding communities?

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