Tunnel collapses at America’s most contaminated nuclear waste facility

An emergency has been declared in Hanford, Washington after a tunnel packed full of train cars containing radioactive waste collapsed Tuesday morning. Hundreds of workers were told to “take cover” and local residents warned to stay indoors for fear that nuclear contamination could spread. Hanford, which sits 200 miles north of Seattle, is considered the most contaminated nuclear site in the US.

The tunnel at Hanford contained rail cars used to carry the spent fuel to a processing facility….

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