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Washington State Nuclear Tanks Leaking

Washington State Nuclear Tanks Leaking

BY SHANNON DININNY
ASSOCIATED PRESS
Feb 22, 8:10 PM EST

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) -- Six underground tanks that hold a brew of radioactive and toxic waste at the nation's most contaminated nuclear site are leaking, federal and state officials said Friday.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said the leaking material poses no immediate risk to public safety or the environment because it would take a while - perhaps years - to reach groundwater.

But the leaking tanks raise new concerns about delays for emptying them and strike another blow to federal efforts to clean up south-central Washington's Hanford nuclear reservation, where successes often are overshadowed by delays, budget overruns and technological challenges.

Read more: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_HANFORD_LEAK?SITE=...




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Just found This On Drudgereport.com/

Sounds pretty serious Tom...

Nuclear, on both fronts (power and weapons)

was such a tremendous waste of human effort. Maybe in this century, we will learn something.