Employees work in a process cell at the Hanford vitrification plant, which is being built to treat radioactive waste left from weapons plutonium production. Rick Perry, nominated to become energy secretary, has been invited to tour Hanford to see work being done.
Employees work in a process cell at the Hanford vitrification plant, which is being built to treat radioactive waste left from weapons plutonium production. Rick Perry, nominated to become energy secretary, has been invited to tour Hanford to see work being done. Courtesy Bechtel National
Employees work in a process cell at the Hanford vitrification plant, which is being built to treat radioactive waste left from weapons plutonium production. Rick Perry, nominated to become energy secretary, has been invited to tour Hanford to see work being done. Courtesy Bechtel National

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