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ALAN BERNER / THE SEATTLE TIMES

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Radioactive Remains | The forgotten story of the Northwest's only uranium mines

Bob Nelson, vice president and general manager of the Dawn Mining Co., has had only one job in his life, he says -- four decades at the mine and mill. Once the radiation safety officer there, he doesn't think the mine and mill have made anyone sick. The resident mouser in his office has free range of the property.