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Unexpected Discovery Slows Excavation
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Unexpected Discovery Slows Excavation
Anomalies discovered during excavation of Material Disposal Area B are repackaged inside an enclosure. “We began excavating the last couple of thousand cubic yards of soil and discovered unexpectedly higher levels of radioactivity,” said MDA-B Program Director Al Chaloupka. “As a consequence, we slowed excavation dramatically so we could be certain the work is done safely.” With about 98 percent of excavation complete and only about 20 feet of soil remaining to be excavated in one of the protective enclosures, the discovery of higher levels of radioactivity activated procedures already in place for just such an eventuality. “Our operations personnel are being very diligent about excavation, packaging and contamination control of our waste containers,” Chaloupka said. “Our bottom line is to do this work safely.”
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