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Hanford Nuclear Site

Here are a few photos from today for The Washington Post for a story about how locals feel about the Hanford nuclear site. Yesterday, the collapse of a tunnel storing contaminated materials on Tuesday forced a lockdown at the facility. https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/an-atomic-town-revels-in-its-plutonic-past-as-tunnel-collapse-raises-contamination-concerns/2017/05/10/f1c0daae-3587-11e7-b412-62beef8121f7_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-more-top-stories_hanfordday-825pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.76802cf9f064

Customers at Bomber's Drive-Thru

Zach Haynes, left, and Scott Brown eat lunch at Bomber’s Drive-Thru in Richland, Wash. The two are contract pipe fitters who were locked down for four hours at Hanford on Tuesday. (Young Kwak/For The Washington Post)

Lawrence and Melinda Rouse at home

Former Hanford nuclear process operator Lonnie Rouse looks through files for documents related to his illnesses at his house in Pasco, Wash. Rouse claims that he became ill after working at the facility. (Young Kwak/For The Washington Post)

Hanford Nuclear Reservation welcome sign

A welcome sign is photographed at the Hanford nuclear site, in Washington state on Wednesday. The collapse of a tunnel storing contaminated materials on Tuesday forced a lockdown at the facility. (Young Kwak/For The Washington Post)

Richland High School

Students run in the gym at Richland High School in Richland, Wash. 2017. (Young Kwak/For The Washington Post)