Particles of radioactive material and glass flew into this room on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Richland, Wash., on Sept. 1, 1976, injuring one and exposing nine others to radioactivity. The space, now dubbed the McCluskey Room, is located inside the closed Plutonium Finishing Plant and is scheduled for cleanup this summer.
Particles of radioactive material and glass flew into this room on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Richland, Wash., on Sept. 1, 1976, injuring one and exposing nine others to radioactivity. The space, now dubbed the McCluskey Room, is located inside the closed Plutonium Finishing Plant and is scheduled for cleanup this summer.
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published Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014
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SPOKANE, Wash. — Workers are preparing to enter one of the most dangerous rooms on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation — the site of a 1976 blast that exposed a technician to a massive dose of radiation, which led to him being nicknamed the "Atomic Man."

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