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Offline shnozzola

Hanford Nuclear Site leaking
« on: February 22, 2013, 08:13:08 PM »
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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.

http://xfinity.comcast.net/articles/news-general/20130223/US.Hanford.Leak/

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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]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanford_Site

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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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