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8/28/2008--Richland, WA, USA..From left to right: Katie Hencks and Andy Fucile watch the sun set from the banks of the Columbia River in Richland, WA, just down stream from the Hanford Nuclear site...During the Cold War, the Hanford project was expanded to include nine nuclear reactors and five massive plutonium processing complexes, which produced plutonium for most of the 60,000 weapons in the U.S. nuclear arsenal. The weapons production reactors were decommissioned at the end of the Cold War, but the manufacturing process left behind 53 million U.S. gallons of high-level radioactive waste that remains at the site. Hanford is the most contaminated nuclear site in the United States and is the focus of the nation's largest environmental cleanup, providing thousands of jobs to residents in nearby towns such as Richland...©2008 Stuart Isett. All rights reserved.