April 15, 2024


The Internet Generation

Visiting the City That Built the Hanford Nuclear Site

As my airplane techniques the Tri-Towns Airport in south-central Washington point out, the sandy expanse outside my window presents way to hundreds of vibrant eco-friendly circles and squares. From this semi-arid terrain springs an irrigated oasis of potatoes, hops, peaches, and sweet corn. Just past our see is 1 of the most contaminated places in the entire world: the Hanford Web-site, household to 177 ageing tanks of radioactive waste.