Rocky Flats Plant – Building #778

AddressRocky Flats Environmental Technology Site, Hwy. 93, Golden 80402
QuadLouisville, 1965 (1979)
SectionS10 & 11; T2S, R70W
Elevationc. 6000
SourceHistoric Building Inventory Record # 5JF1014.38, 1995, Colorado Historical Society.
Initialdate1999-01-07 00:00:00-07
HistoryBuilt 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.