High-risk Hanford burial ground cleaned up

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Over the last year they’ve dug up and hauled away almost 179,000 tons of dirt and debris, some of it contaminated with chemicals or radionuclides, from the 618-7 Burial Ground.

Washington Closure Hanford, the Department of Energy contractor assigned the work, researched historical records to try to figure out what might have been disposed of in the burial ground from 1960 to 1973.

But with records sketchy, Washington Closure had to be ready for the unexpected.



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