Rocky Flats Plant - Building #778


Address: Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site, Hwy. 93, Golden 80402

Built in 1957, this one-story, 31,200 sq. ft. building housed showers, locker room, sanitary facilities, and laundry for protective clothing and respirators throughout the Protected area, also electric shop, machine shop, sheet metal shop, and inert gas storage. It is a large rectangular building connected to Building #776/777 and Building #707 by corridors. The metal gable roofed building has a reinforced concrete slab foundation with corrugated metal and concrete block exterior walls. Building #778 is traversed by an overhead sealed chainveyor to transport radioactive contaminated material. The air pressure in the conveyor is less than that of the building to prevent leaks into the building.
Quad Map/Date: Louisville, 1965 (1979)
Sec/Town/Range: S10 & 11; T2S, R70W
Elevation: c. 6000
Source: Historic Building Inventory Record # 5JF1014.38, 1995, Colorado Historical Society.
 


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