Decontamination and Demolition at TA-21

On December 1, 2009, LANL began full-scale demolition at TA-21, the Cold War-era complex of buildings that once housed plutonium production and historic, nonweapons research.
August 1, 2013
Water sprayed during demolition to protect air quality

Water sprayed during demolition to protect air quality

The buildings at TA-21 were built as long ago as the 1940s, replacing Manhattan-era facilities and housing labs, offices, and production facilities from the Manhattan Project and Cold War eras.

Example Demolition: TA-21

  • The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funded decontamination and demolition of 24 buildings.
  • Before demolition, each building stripped of equipment, pipes and other fixtures, minimizing the amount of waste sent to landfills.
  • When possible, metal from the buildings was recycled and equipment was salvaged.
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