August 2010 - MatCon News
Covers Installed at TY Tank Farm
The MatCon team has completed work on a cap over the Tank Farms at Hanford DOE site.
Work involved putting an asphalt cap larger than a football field over a radioactively contaminated area of central Hanford.
It's the second cap to be placed over a portion of the Hanford nuclear reservation, where underground tanks holding millions of gallons of radioactive and hazardous chemical waste have previously leaked into the soil.
Part of MatCon quality plans includes evaluation of base materials with sophisticated deflection testing equipment.
The deflection testing allows the strength of the foundation be assessed over a wide area.