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Washington State Governor: 6 Underground Nuclear Tanks Leaking

CBS News | February 22, 2013

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.

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Old leaks? You want old leaks? You can't handle old leaks!

"1,400 Old Radioactive Barrels in Lake Superior? Duluth News, 2013. Failure to Communicate About "Old Leaks?

2013. Radioactive Barrels in Lake Superior: New mysteries emerge in big-lake barrel saga. ...mystery barrels in Lake Superior, secrecy...

... engineering firm bring up... and test for safety and/or hazardous materials 70 of the more than 1,400 barrels dumped in the big lake in the late 1950s and early 1960s not far from the Duluth-Superior Harbor. The Department of Defense barrels were... secret from the Soviets. But reports of purplish ooze, bouncing Geiger counters...

The ... only recovered 25 barrels... under what was called a “news blackout.” No media was allowed near the recovery work and there were no briefings with reporters about what was going on or what was found. A “safety zone” kept curious boats well away.

... Despite promises to keep state and federal authorities up-to-date,January [2013], six months after the recovery work was said to be completed, officials from the Army, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and elsewhere complained they hadn’t received any information. It wasn’t even publicly known where the recovered barrels were, assuming they were removed from the lake. ...silence. ...

So why should you care about all this... (polluting Lake Superior and the water we drink)? Because you’re paying for it, to the tune of $3.3 million. The barrel recovery effort is being financed through a U.S. Department of Defense fund to clean up....

So secrecy and a lack of transparency continue.

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Thorium reactors!

Michael Nystrom's fists can punch through FUD.

Are these new leaks, or the same old ones that have been there?

Are these the same leaking tanks they were talking about years ago? They say it would take years to reach ground water, but how many years ago did the leaks start?

Old leaks have already reached the Columbia River

if I remember right.

I never believe anything any politician says....EVER!

Whenever a politian says "there's nothing to worry about" you know that something terrible is about to happen!

Fasten your seat belts ladies and gentlemen!

" In Thee O Lord do I put my trust " ~ Psalm 31:1~