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01/06/2017 - Radioactive contamination spreading in shuttered Hanford Site nuclear plant

Wiki: The Hanford Site is a mostly decommissioned nuclear production complex on the Columbia River in the U.S. state of Washington, operated by the United States federal government.

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Wild horses have roamed the grasslands of eastern Washington State for decades. In the late 1970s, a herd roamed the grasslands of the Hanford Site. These horses became quite used to having people around, the horse on the right was nicknamed "Lady" by the Hanford Patrol. | Image by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. #animals #wildlife #horses

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Hanford, WA, USA..THe central control panels in the control room of the B-Reactor at the Hanford Site, Washington, along the banks of the Columbia River. ..The reactor was the first large scale plutonium production reactor ever built and started production in December, 1944. The project was commissioned under the Manhattan Project, during World War II, to develop the first nuclear weapons. The B-Reactor was shut down in 1968 and on August 25th, 2008, was declared a National Historic L

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Nuclear Vault — B Reactor, Hanford Site (Manhattan Project) Near...

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Nuclear Vault — B Reactor, Hanford Site (Manhattan Project) Near...

Hanford was a small agricultural community in Benton County, Washington, United States. It was evacuated in 1943 along with the town of White Bluffs in order to make room for the nuclear production facility known as the Hanford Site. The town was located in what is now the "100F" sector of the site.

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Six tanks now said to be leaking at contaminated Hanford nuclear site

Six underground radioactive waste tanks at the nation's most contaminated nuclear site are leaking, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Friday. Inslee made the announcement after meeting with federal officials. Last week it was revealed that one of the 177 tanks at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation was leaking liquids. Inslee called the latest news "disturbing." Photo: Mark Ralston / AFP - Getty Images file

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Manhattan Project Historic Sites

Hanford High School was closed in 1943 for the creation of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation Site, home to the first full-scale plutonium production reactor in the world, used to create the first nuclear bomb. Hanford, WA