Visiting the City That Built the Hanford Nuclear Site

As my plane techniques the Tri-Metropolitan areas Airport in south-central Washington state, the sandy expanse outdoors my window gives way to hundreds of vivid eco-friendly circles and squares. From this semi-arid terrain springs an irrigated oasis of potatoes, hops, peaches, and sweet corn. Just beyond our check out is 1 of the most contaminated places in the globe: the Hanford Internet site, dwelling to 177 aging tanks of radioactive squander.