Updates on Plutonium Finishing Plant
July 10, 2018
Congratulations to the T Plant team and everyone involved for all of the hard work that went into receiving the first container of sludge.
On June 25, the team received the first shipment of sludge for storage at T Plant from the 105-K West Reactor Basin, near the Columbia River. Crews shipped the sludge in large casks specially designed for transport to and storage at T Plant, about 10 miles away from the River.
Over the next year, there will be about two dozen sludge shipments to T Plant as crews retrieve the 35 cubic yards of sludge from the reactor basin, allowing for the eventual decommissioning of the 105-K West Reactor. The sludge will remain at T Plant until final disposition decisions are made.