The Horrifying History of the Northwest’s Most Radioactive Site

Hanford B Reactor / Image via / Los Angeles Times / Christopher Reynolds Its name is Hanford and its history is absolutely terrifying. Even more horrific is the contamination risk left behind and still growing. Today, Hanford, Washington, only 35 miles from the Oregon border, is considered to be the most toxic site in the US. The community of Hanford before the reactors went in. / Image via /

Before the 1940s and the grim reality of the Second World War, life near a bend of the expanse of the Columbia River was rather idyllic. Folks in the communities of White Bluffs and Hanford, Washington grew peaches, grapes,

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