Radioactive rabbit trapped at nuclear reservation

Animal drank water left from the recent demolition of a Cold War-era building used to produce nuclear weapons


Associated Press
November 5, 2010 6:47PM (UTC)

A radioactive rabbit was trapped on the Hanford nuclear reservation, and Washington state health workers have been searching for contaminated rabbit droppings.

The regional director of the Office of Radiation Protection, Earl Fordham, said Thursday that no contaminated droppings have been found in areas accessible to the public.

Advertisement:

The Tri-City Herald reports that officials suspect the rabbit sipped some water left from the recent demolition of a Cold War-era building used in the production of nuclear weapons.

The rabbit was trapped in the past week and was highly contaminated with radioactive cesium.

------

Information from: Tri-City Herald, http://www.tri-cityherald.com


Associated Press

MORE FROM Associated Press

Related Topics ------------------------------------------

Noble Beasts

BROWSE SALON.COM
COMPLETELY AD FREE,
FOR THE NEXT HOUR

Read Now, Pay Later - no upfront
registration for 1-Hour Access

Click Here
7-Day Access and Monthly
Subscriptions also available
No tracking or personal data collection
beyond name and email address

•••





Fearless journalism
in your inbox every day

Sign up for our free newsletter

• • •