Fish near Hanford nuclear reservation to be tested for contamination

Employees of Environmental Assessment Services are living the good life this summer, getting paid to go fishing.

To make final plans for the environmental cleanup of the Hanford nuclear reservation, the Department of Energy and its regulators need to know more about the extent of contamination in the Columbia River.

That requires checking hundreds of fish, in part to assess their condition, but chiefly to test for any Hanford chemicals or radionuclides that could harm anyone eating those fish.

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