Radioactive waste work at Hanford site requires special equipment

A manipulator to remotely handle high-level radioactive tank waste is installed in one of the Hanford nuclear reservation's 222-S Laboratory hot cells.
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A manipulator to remotely handle high-level radioactive tank waste is installed in one of the Hanford nuclear reservation's 222-S Laboratory hot cells.

Senior staff writer Annette Cary covers Hanford, energy, the environment and science for the Tri-City Herald. She’s been a news reporter for more than 30 years in the Pacific Northwest.