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Helen McGinnis


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Former youth prison turned radioactive waste decay site operated by UNC

The Chapel Hill Youth Development and Research Unit, now known as Chydaru, was an experimental youth prison that was later repurposed as a radioactive waste decay site. While there was never any radioactive or hazardous waste buried at the site, the facility would take short-lived radioactive waste generated at the University and store it until the waste was no longer radioactive.

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Graduate transfer forward Brady Manek (45) throws a free throw at the Elite 8 game of the NCAA tournament against St. Peter's at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. UNC won 69-49 and is advancing to the Final Four.   

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Junior forward Armando Bacot (5) throws a free throw at the Elite 8 game of the NCAA tournament against St. Peter's at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. UNC won 69-49 and is advancing to the Final Four.   

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Sophomore guard Caleb Love (2) hugs head coach Hubert Davis at the Elite 8 game of the NCAA tournament against St. Peter's at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. UNC won 69-49 and is advancing to the Final Four.   

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Head coach Hubert Davis speaks to graduate transfer forward Brady Manek (45) at the Elite 8 game of the NCAA tournament against St. Peter's at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. UNC won 69-49 and is advancing to the Final Four.   

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Sophomore guard Caleb Love (2) smiles during an interview after beating St. Peter's in the Elite 8 game of the NCAA tournament against St. Peter's at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. UNC won 69-49 and is advancing to the Final Four.   

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Senior forward Leaky Black (1) takes a shot at the Elite 8 game of the NCAA tournament against St. Peter's at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. UNC won 69-49 and is advancing to the Final Four.   

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Sophomore guard Caleb Love (2) shoots a three at the Elite 8 game of the NCAA tournament against St. Peter's at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. UNC won 69-49 and is advancing to the Final Four.   

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Sophomore guard Caleb Love (2) makes a layup at the Elite 8 game of the NCAA tournament against St. Peter's at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. UNC won 69-49 and is advancing to the Final Four.   

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Senior forward Leaky Black (1) takes a free throw at the Elite 8 game of the NCAA tournament against St. Peter's at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. UNC won 69-49 and is advancing to the Final Four.   

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