Cold War, Hot Mess

Photography by Sean McDermott
A hazmat-suit respirator on display at the Hanford REACH Interpretive Center.

After decades of mismanaging its nuclear waste, the US Department of Energy wrestles with its toxic legacy.

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Published: September 23, 2021

Sean McDermott is a freelance photographer based in Alaska. His work has been published in National Geographic, Scientific American, HuffPost, Undark, Men’s Journal, and Granta, among others.