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The focus of this summary is how groundwater has been impacted by weapons production at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. Groundwater is water contained in subterranean deposits and can be a significant source for irrigation, drinking, industrial uses, and cooling. An estimated 200-square miles of groundwater beneath Hanford are contaminated, with 80-square miles contaminated above drinking water standards.
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Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility Hanford Task Force, "Handout: Groundwater Cleanup at Hanford: Will Public Health Be Protected?" (2006). Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility. 1.