3, 2, 1, BOOM!
This morning the Extreme Tubing Crew woke up to watch Hanford blow up an old testing facility. While the explosion made for an eventful morning, I couldn’t help but wonder about the potentially radioactive material floating into the air.
Our friend April works in the area which made me feel more or less comfortable about the event taking place. April explained how they knock over the smoke stack because “it’s too radioactive to place dynamite inside.”
Wait… So they knock over a building that is too radioactive to place explosives in? According to April, yes, “and they scoop up all the dust afterwards to send it off for testing.”
Great. I’ve briefly read up on the Hanford Site and quite frankly, sometimes ignorance is bliss. I’d rather not know about scientists burying radioactive material, using the river to cool reactors and contaminating ground water. Just let me grow my third arm and die in peace.
Who’s read up about radioactive material and the Hanford Site? There is some crazy stuff going on in this area!