Bad news from the nation's worst nuclear waste site: it's leaking2/16/2013
The nation’s most contaminated nuclear site is leaking radioactive sludge, according to the governor of Washington state. The Hanford Nuclear Reservation in south-central Washington holds waste from the production of atomic weapons, and federal officials agree that liquid levels are falling in one of its underground tanks, which are long-past their intended 20-year lifespan. Gov. Jay Inslee believes the leak could result in up to 300 gallons per year of toxic material leaching into the ground, posing a long-term threat to groundwater and rivers. A $12 billion project to convert the waste into a safe, stable form is years behind schedule and billions over budget. [Source]
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