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Exploring the Hanford Reach National Monument

Paddling a river through any desert area seems a contradiction, at first. In the arid middle of Washington State, the Columbia River churns past sun-bleached sage and grasses, jackrabbits and rattlesnakes, and, in one special stretch, an abandoned nuclear reactor.   Northwest of Richland, the Hanford Reach National Monument includes the bones of the Hanford Site, a government …

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