K-East Reactor Hanford Nuclear Facility Remediation
The K-East nuclear reactors stands stripped bare and decommissioned near the banks of the Columbia River at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. Hanford’s “sister reactors”, the K-East and the K-West Reactors, were built side-by-side in the early 1950’s. K-East was the eighth. The two reactors both ran for more than fifteen years before being shut down in 1970 and 1971. The Hanford Nuclear Reservation was constructed as part of The Manhattan Project. Beginning in 1943, the site was used to produce plutonium for the “Fat Man” bomb that was dropped on Nagasaki, Japan that brought an end to World War II. After a short lull, plutonium production was ramped up in 1947 and continued until 1987 when the last reactor ceased operation. Weapons production processes left solid and liquid radioactive wastes that posed a risk to the local environment including the Columbia River. In 1989, the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Washington State Department of Ecology began clean up of Hanford.
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Wearing his World War Two army uniform, 104 year-old John (Jack) Gardner Talcott Jr. takes the parade seat of his Cadillac convertible at his home at Talcott Pines in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Several times each year Talcott participates in area parades as military parade marshal. He is the founder of the Plymouth Rock Foundation (1970) Talcott has lived at Talcott Pines 46 years. He moved there from Talcottville, CT where his family operated a woolen mill. He is a participant in the New England Centenarian Study. Born 1908
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102-yr-old Marion Stehura, born 1909, at the Diamond Lake reservoir in Hemet, California. Stehura is a participant in the Scripps Wellderly study on aging.
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Living alone at 86, Ruby Timms keeps active in her garden and says that she loves the rose garden and patio area of her San Diego, California home most of all. She moved to the house with her husband in 1965. She is pictured here under the patio latice cover. Timms grew up as the oldest of eight children raised by her mother in Livingston, Texas. Timms recalled, "We were poor beyond poor." "One of the biggest challenges for me was being the oldest of eight and disciplining my younger siblings." Timms is a participant in the Scripps Wellderly study on aging.
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101 year old GIUSEPPE ROMEO of San Fili (CS) Italy still makes his own fresh pasta. Today he is making fettuccine, traditional lagana, which he cuts short so he can eat them more easily. Romeo was a prisoner of the British for ten years in Africa during World War Two. He was always an excellent cook and after working with the Red Cross while in prison in Kenya, he was later assigned to the kitchen. Born 1911
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Fisherman in the Preah Dak Village 6 km northwest of Angkor Wat check their traps at the break of day. They catch the fish inside the rice paddies. Kranh is the fish name in Khmer language. They catch the fish for their own consumption. We don’t have enough fish to sell any of them. “There are less and less fish today. More and more humans.” Lao Lan 46, pictured in most of the photos toward the end.-Man in dark red trunks, square head, Lao Lan 46, this provides my family with enough to eat each day. -Man in Blue shorts, Preah Seau 51, -Young man with shaved head, Hay Touch, 23 has been catching fish there since he was 13, I have a very low education, only to 2nd year in primary school. My family depends on this fish.
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Monk Kruoch Yav, 74, blesses family with Chea Ka, Wife Lay Thanny, Ros Liep mother of Chea, small child at center is Kong Pich 2+ years. The family came from Siem Reap. 092270280 phoneat the Wat Se Ar Metrei pagoda. The monk blesses citizens with water in observance of water and full moon festival, which is a holy day in Buddhism. The blessing is meant to cast out the bad things and illness in a type of phsyco therapy treatment that has been in practice in Cambodia for more than 1000 years. People believe that the water poured on them by the monk has magic powers.
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More pictures of a wedding from the previous day in Phnom Krom village, 11/9, Close up of woman showing eyes is bride Leng Chenda 18, a fisherman’s daughter, close-up of woman without eyes is bridesmaid Suon Lea Khena 18. All are from Chong Khnies, the floating village.Groom is Kong Yoeurm 20 a fisherman. The poor bride dresses in the traditional costume that represents the Apsara beauty. It was once reserved for entertaining royalty.
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Pictures taken around the Chong Khnies floating village about 20k SW of Siem Reap on Tonle Sap lake.Seang Lon, 60 cooks dinner on her boat with grandson Chen Sela,4 helping.Kim Yi, 51 cooks with her husband Pril Nheb, 55, on the small boat where they live.Lom Leang, 25, seated on her boat with her daughter Som Ra, 3 while visiting her uncle’s house boat. Som Ly her son maybe wearing a red shirt underneath, 7years.Moeun Sambor, 14, one of 7 children cooks a fish dinner for her family on the stern of their house boat. Her mother said that she is too poor to go to school.
China - Liaoning - Shenyang, Lathe man on assembly line at former weapons plant.
Lathe man Ma Weilong at his post on the assembly line of a former state-run weapons plant in Shenyang, China. Today shareholders own part of the plant and Ma makes propane tanks instead of artillery shells.
China - Heilongjiang - Qitaihe, Villagers scavage coal from slag mountain for home heat.
Desperate to heat their homes during the brutal winter, villagers in Qitaihe, China scale a mountain of slag to look for useable chunks of coal. The mountain of slag, refuse from the Xinjian Coal Mine, is slowly encroaching on their village, seen below. Many of the scavengers toil in the area’s coal mines.
China - Jilin - Tonghua, State-owned Tonghua Iron and Steel, also known as TISCO
State-owned Tonghua Iron and Steel, also known as TISCO, is subsidized and controlled by China's Communist Party. Some 29,000 employees labor amid the blast furnaces, still going strong at a time when planners are privatizing, downsizing, or simply shutting down state-owned industries. With China the world’s top steelmaker and consumer, the Tonghua complex, which opened in 1956, remains a vital state asset. TISCO has the mining rights to ore in North Korea.
China - Jilin - Tonghua, Tonghua Iron and Steel mill
A worker is shown inside the state-owned Tonghua Iron and Steel, also known as TISCO, located in Tonghua, Jilin, China. The factory is subsidized and controlled by China's Communist Party. With China the world’s top steelmaker and consumer, the Tonghua complex, which opened in 1956, remains a vital state asset. TISCO has the mining rights to ore in North Korea.