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By Rebecca Gourley
For The Sentinel 

Businesses talk about potential effects of Hanford in the Gorge


Rebecca Gourley for The Sentinel

WHISTLE BLOWER: Walter Tamosaitis has been talking about Hanford dangers.

Could hazardous materials from the Hanford Nuclear Site contaminate the Columbia River and affect life along the Gorge?

A toxic cocktail of radioactive waste continues to brew underground at Hanford, just a few miles northeast of Richland.

Scientists agree that Hanford is the most contaminated site in the western hemisphere. It's also the largest public works project, and the most expensive cleanup project in the world, says Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility (WPSR), an activist group.

Hanford is so potentially volatile, Newsweek magazine questioned if it could become "America's Fukushima?" Its Nov. 20, 2013, article compared Hanford to the disaster in March 2011, when an ea...

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