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Hanford, WA Nuclear Site on Brink of Disaster

The more things change, the more they stay the same. My first "political activism" as an adult was to try to get Hanford shut down. Here I am decades later, back where I started. This plant was a bad design 30 years ago, and guess what? It is STILL a bad design. And, it is still utterly immoral to dump radioactive waste on our descendants.

3 days ago: King 5 News: Nuclear board warns of Hanford tank explosion risk

"State and federal officials have long known that hydrogen gas could build up inside the tanks at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, leading to an explosion that would release radioactive material. The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board recommended additional monitoring and ventilation of the tanks last fall, and federal officials were working to develop a plan to implement the recommendation."

Got that? LAST FALL the Fed starting "working on a plan."

Yesterday: "Unexpected gas releases"

KING 5 News has learned there’s been a series of unexpected hydrogen gas releases from a tank holding radioactive waste at Hanford Nuclear Reservation.

Confidential sources say it began on March 16 and lasted for several days, much longer than usual, and they worry a single spark could have set off an explosive release of radioactivity.

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Michael Nystrom's picture

p.s. Nice to see you back on the site

I put that book in the mail last Thursday, via media mail, which is sometimes unpredictable... But it is on its way!

thanks so much

I'll have to go check my mail! I usually let stuff pile up quite a while - it is all ads and bills that we pay online so it is usually a box of trash.
Thanks for weighing in on this, too. The guy who thinks it is safe because "I work here" was about enough to send me running back under the covers... lol!
Yeah, and Pharma is a great career opportunity, I made LOTS and LOTS of money pimping for them, and I am such a good person, those drugs MUST be miraculous cures, just because I PEDDLE THEM. Right? And besides, my BOSS sent me to all kinds of training where they explained to me how wonderful the drugs are. I mean, how could they afford to send me on a nice, tropical all expense paid vacation if the drugs did not work? Ugh.

Love or fear? Choose again with every breath.