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January 26, 2009
Hanford cleanup costs to top $50 billion
By SHANNON DININNY
Associated Press Writer
The federal government created Hanford in the 1940s as part of the top-secret Manhattan Project to build the atomic bomb. Today, it is the nation’s most contaminated nuclear site, with cleanup costs expected to top $50 billion.
RICHLAND — Each year, the federal government spends roughly $2 billion to rid the nation's most contaminated nuclear site of toxic and radioactive waste.
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