Now that’s a whole heck of a lot of waste


Thousands and thousands of drums filled with concrete-solidified radioactive pond wastes are stacked on a huge outdoor pad in 1989 awaiting disposition. The storage site, a legacy of Cold War nuclear operations, was on the east end of the former K-25 uranium-enrichment plant in Oak Ridge. Double-click on photo to enlarge.  (Department of Energy archives/Frank Hoffman photo)

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Senior Writer Frank Munger covers the Dept. of Energy's Oak Ridge facilities and many related topics — nuclear weapons, nuclear waste and other things nuclear, environmental cleanup and science of all sorts. Atomic City Underground is, first and foremost, a news blog, but there's room for analysis, opinion and random thoughts that have no place else to go.