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As the blue Columbia River flows by in the background, a warning sign is a stark reminder of the Hanford Site's main purpose, to produce plutonium for nuclear bombs. (Andy Porter photo) (Jan. 6, 2010)

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New Hanford cleanup price tag is $113.6 billion

An estimated $113.6 billion is the new price tag for completing the remaining Hanford nuclear reservation environmental cleanup, plus some post-cleanup oversight.

Cold War relic at Hanford meets its end

Work is under way to demolish massive water-treatment facilities at the Hanford Site.

RICHLAND -- Bit by bit here, another remnant of the Cold War is being chopped up and carted off to the proverbial dustbin of history.Since December, crews have been demolishing the water treatment facilities that helped cool one of Hanford Site's largest


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