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August 22, 2019

Ten Years Ago

August 27, 2009

A Waitsburg High School graduate played a role in a serious nuclear accident and August 29 marks 33 years since the mishap at Hanford. Marvin Klundt, a 1953 graduate of Waitsburg High, was working with Harold McClusky, who became know as ‘The Atomic Man” in 1976, when an explosion exposed McClusky to a dose of americium-241 500 times higher than a person should receive over a lifetime.

Peggy Henry of Pasco, daughter of Tom and Anita Baker of Waitsburg, was one of a trio who performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation on an elderly w...

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