How to destroy a nuclear reactor
blog by S.J. Velasquez • December 06, 2012 @ 9:08am
If your neighbor was planning to demolish a nuclear reactor in your area, you’d probably have some questions and concerns.
At the info session, held at Allen Hall on UB’s South Campus, UB associate director of environment, health and safety services David Vasbinder will explain the removal process and answer questions from the audience.
According to a UB news release, the school received permission from federal and state authorities to demolish the building and turn the site into a green field.
“The health risks are minimal,” Vasbinder told The Buffalo News. “A person passing by the demolition site will not receive any additional radiation exposure than what occurs normally in the environment.”
According to an Associated Press article, the “reactor was built in 1961 and was mainly used for isotope production and materials testing.”