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Resource ID: #17197
Subject: Hazardous Waste
Source: USA Today (Arlington, Va.)
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Date: Sept. 6, Sept. 7, Sept. 8, Sept. 14

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The series revealed that "the federal government secretly contracted with hundreds of private companies to process vast amounts of radioactive and toxic materials during the 1940s and '50s...The government and the companies were aware of the threats that the contracting work posed to employees and neighbors, but chose to keep the information secret." The reporters found out that more than 150 companies have been involved in nuclear weapons work.

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