Hanford Site, Washington, USA
Residents of Washington State, USA may be slightly bemused to know that besides being home to the scenic Mt. Saint Helens, they’re also well known for having one of the most radiated locations in the world. The Hanford Site was an important part in the United States atomic bomb project. It was responsible for manufacturing plutonium that was used in the bomb dropped on Nagasaki, “Fat Man.” Though the site has since been decommissioned, it still houses two thirds of the United States’ radioactive waste, nearly 78 million gallons of solid and liquid waste. A Hanford National Monument rests less than 10 miles away from the nuclear site.