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Possible source of fumes uncovered at nuclear site

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RICHLAND — A contractor at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation has identified two possible sources of fumes that have sickened 18 workers over the past two weeks at the nation’s most contaminated nuclear weapons site.

Washington River Protection Solutions said Thursday an investigation found a cut in insulation at a pump and liquid in unused equipment at the tank farms holding radioactive and chemical wastes.

The Tri-City Herald reports the cut has been sealed and the old equipment has been cordoned…

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