The most polluted U.S. nuclear weapons production site is now the newest national park.
Thousands of people are expected next year to tour the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, home of the world’s first full-sized nuclear reactor, near Richland, about 200 miles (320 km) east of Seattle in south-central Washington state.
They won’t be allowed anywhere near the nation’s largest collection of toxic radioactive waste.
“Everything is clean and perfectly safe,” said Colleen French, the U.S. Department of Energy’s program manager for the Hanford park. “Any radioactive materials are miles away.”
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Source Credits: The Japan Times. The above photo is of the Hanford High School. Said to be the only remaining building of the previous town.