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Fri., May 19, 2017, 1:01 p.m.

No monster bugs at Hanford, but …

Last week part of a wood-and-dirt tunnel built to contain rail cars filled with radioactive waste collapsed at Hanford Nuclear Reservation.

Fortunately, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, no workers were reported injured, and it appears no radioactive material was released. So far, there are no reports of massive beetles and spiders roaming the surrounding desert, and that clearly is a positive, because who wants to be eaten by a gigantic arachnid or decapitated by an angry weevil?

Even in the absence of radioactive bugs, the government still has quite the predicament on its hands/Devin Rokyta, Moscow-Pullman Daily News. More here.




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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