National Geographic : 2002 Jul
* Rusting drums of waste at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico recall past hap hazard disposal. A lab spokes man questioned whether this photo was taken at Los Ala mos, saying, "we do not store drums in a configuration like that." Later he said that this arrangement represents "strict compliance with all radioactive waste disposal regulations." Shielded by radiation-proof glass at Rocky Flats (facing page), a worker with a torch dismantles steel boxes used in making plutonium triggers for bombs. Buckets and other containers for radioactive materials (above) await dis posal at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee. Sealed hull sections of 92 sub marines containing nuclear propulsion reactors emptied of fuel rest at Hanford (left).