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1976 'Atomic Man' blast site a cleanup target

Posted: July 3, 2014 at 4:38 a.m.

Harold McCluskey, shown in Kennewick, Wash., in 1977, lived for 11 years after being exposed to a high dose of radiation at the Hanford nuclear facility.

Harold McCluskey, shown in Kennewick, Wash., in 1977, lived for 11 years after being exposed to a high dose of radiation at the Hanford nuclear facility.

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 large dose of radiation, which led to him being nicknamed the Atomic Man.

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