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Hanford Nuclear Site leaking
« on: February 22, 2013, 08:13:08 PM »
YAKIMA, Wash. — Six underground tanks that hold a brew of radioactive and toxic waste at the nation's most contaminated nuclear site are leaking, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced Friday.

The weapons production reactors were decommissioned at the end of the Cold War, but the decades of manufacturing left behind 53 million US gallons (200,000 m3) of high-level radioactive waste,[5] an additional 25 million cubic feet (710,000 m3) of solid radioactive waste, 200 square miles (520 km2) of contaminated groundwater beneath the site[6] and occasional discoveries of undocumented contaminations that slow the pace and raise the cost of cleanup.[7]

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Re: Hanford Nuclear Site leaking
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2013, 09:09:51 PM »
I'm sure there is nothing to worry about.  Any sighting of 3 eyed fish yet?  Republicans will see this as a job creation opportunity.

Man, do we need to move to alternatate clean energy sources/development as fast as possible.
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Re: Hanford Nuclear Site leaking
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2013, 12:01:26 AM »
Damn.  :(
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