August 29, 2018 – “Phase 2 of the Vitrification Facility demolition at the West Valley Demonstration Project was recently completed by the contractor, CH2M HILL BWXT West Valley, LLC.
“The CHBWV Team continues to perform well in the safe execution of this high hazard work evolution,” said WVDP Director Bryan Bower of the U.S. Department of Energy. “This accomplishment allows the workforce to continue with the demolition of the Vitrification Facility, another step forward in the ultimate closure of the site.”
Phase 2 began last November, and involved the demolition of the heavily reinforced concrete process cell and in-cell equipment. The Vitrification process cell contains higher levels of radiological contamination than the building exterior and aisle areas demolished in the first phase.” Link to article