Workers wait in line for paychecks at the Hanford nuclear weapons site, one of the sites that provided the plutonium and uranium for the bombs used at Hiroshima and Nagasaki as part of the Manhattan Project. Hanford had the second highest number of deaths among workers after the Y-12 National Security Complex in Tennessee.
Workers wait in line for paychecks at the Hanford nuclear weapons site, one of the sites that provided the plutonium and uranium for the bombs used at Hiroshima and Nagasaki as part of the Manhattan Project. Hanford had the second highest number of deaths among workers after the Y-12 National Security Complex in Tennessee. Courtesy of the Department of Energy
Workers wait in line for paychecks at the Hanford nuclear weapons site, one of the sites that provided the plutonium and uranium for the bombs used at Hiroshima and Nagasaki as part of the Manhattan Project. Hanford had the second highest number of deaths among workers after the Y-12 National Security Complex in Tennessee. Courtesy of the Department of Energy

IRRADIATED: The secret, tragic legacy of America's nuclear weapons program

December 11, 2015 01:00 AM