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K Cooling Tower Demolition Project

American DND crews, along with those of the implosion subcontractor (CDI), demolished the 185-3K Cooling Tower (K Cooling Tower) at the DOE Savannah River Site located in Aiken, SC. We safely demolished this second-largest nuclear cooling tower to ever be imploded worldwide on May 25, 2010, at 10 a.m. EST. The 455-foot tall 333-foot diameter hyperbolic structure made of reinforced concrete fell to within its own footprint approximately eight seconds after detonation.  American DND was awarded 100% of the available Safety Bonus Incentive Fee allowed in the Subcontract Agreement.

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Cooling Tower Demolition Project Video

US-DOE Video

Implosion Subcontractor Video of Cooling Tower Demolition

Controlled Demolition, Inc. (CDI) of Phoenix, MD, served as the implosion subcontractor to American DND on this job. Together with CDI we performed the successful explosives felling of the K Cooling Tower.

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