A 1,082-ton underground nuclear test reactor is removed Wednesday as part of the Columbia River Corridor cleanup.
A 1,082-ton underground nuclear test reactor is removed Wednesday as part of the Columbia River Corridor cleanup. Tri-City Herald
A 1,082-ton underground nuclear test reactor is removed Wednesday as part of the Columbia River Corridor cleanup. Tri-City Herald

UPDATE: Massive Hanford test reactor near Richland lifted

January 22, 2014 11:53 AM

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