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Cleaning Hanford's Groundwater A Huge Challenge

Anna King
10/12/2011

Workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation are trying to flush and clean contaminated groundwater that runs deep under southeast Washington. The massive plumes of radioactive and toxic chemicals are leftovers from plutonium production during World War II and the Cold War.

Decontaminating all that groundwater is a monumental task. And as Anna King found out, it will only get harder over time.



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