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Radioactive hazard in Hanford

Hundreds of workers at a nuclear facility in Hanford in the west of Washington were ordered to hide on May 9 after sheltering an underground tunnel, where freight cars with radioactive waste were located. The cause of the incident is still fixed. At the time of the collapse of workers in the tunnel was not. According to officials, at the site of the incident there is a subsidence of a depth of up to 1.2 m in an area of ​​37 square meters. M.

"The location of all the staff was established, no one was injured, and there were no signs of radiation contamination," said Destroy Henderson, a spokesman for the Hanford Center for Emergencies. The same was reported by the representative of the Department of Ecology of Washington State Randy Bradbury.
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