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PRI's Environmental News Magazine

Documenting Emissions at Hanford...

Air Date: Week of July 24, 1992

Morgan Holm of Oregon Public Broadcasting reports on a new study of radioactive releases from the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington State into the Columbia river. The study confirms that Native Americans and others who ate large amounts of fish from the river in the two decades following World War II may have ingested high doses of radioactive material. The radiation was released as part of the weapons plant's normal operations.

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