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Public Domain Picture: Retrievals in C-107 (October 2011)

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Retrievals in C-107 (October 2011)
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Retrievals in C-107 (October 2011)
The Mobile Arm Retrieval System, the largest robotic arm ever inserted into a Department of Energy waste storage tank, is at work at Hanford removing 253,000 gallons of waste from single-shell Tank C-107. This large, robotic arm is capable of a wide range of telescoping motion and has multiple low and high-pressure heads that hydraulically “rake” waste to a central pump. The MARS incorporates three different technologies, making it capable of retrieving all of the various waste forms commonly found in Hanford’s waste tanks. Prior to development of the MARS, each type of waste required a separate piece of equipment to remove, resulting in multiple tank entries, and installation and removal of multiple sets of infrastructure.
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