Hanford: Storied nuke plant becomes environmental wasteland

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In this Jan. 28, 2013 photo, chemical technician David Jackson, with the contractor, Advanced Technologies and Laboratories, operates a manipulator inside one of the 12 foot by 12 foot hot cells at Hanford's 222-S Laboratory as Mike Purcell supervises near Richland, Wash. The primary job for Hanford's 222-S Laboratory is to analyze samples of waste left from the past production of plutonium for the nation's nuclear weapons program. The lab is where some of the nation's most hazardous radioactive material is handled. (AP Photo/Tri-City Herald, Richard Dickin)