Not that this has anything to do with fishing but killer bees got nothing on radioactive wasps...-BW
Radioactive wasp nests at Hanford reservation
RICHLAND — Workers cleaning up the Hanford nuclear reservation are going after radioactive wasp nests.
The Tri-City Herald reports 6 to 12 inches of top soil are being dug up this month from 6 acres near the H Reactor. And, workers will dig up more individual mud dauber wasp nests over about 75 acres of the nuclear reservation in southeast Washington.
The contractor handling the clean-up, Washington Closure, says the nests were all built in 2003 when water was used to dampen dust during demolition of an H Reactor basin. That attracted the wasps that used the mud to make tube-shaped nests for eggs.
Spokesman Todd Nelson says the nests are "fairly highly contaminated."
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