Hanford Nuclear Site Washington radioactive waste tanks leaking, poses risk to rivers, ground water

Posted on February 23, 2013 • Filed under: Tourist Warning, United-States

Six underground radioactive waste tanks at the Hanford Site in the US state of Washington are leaking, authorities say. On Friday, Washington Governor Jay Inslee made the “disturbing” announcement on the nuclear reservation, which is the most contaminated nuclear site in the United States. “I think that we are going to have a course of new action and that will be vigorously pursued in the next several weeks,” Inslee said. Last week, reports indicated that one of the 177 tanks at the south-central Washington site was leaking liquids in the range of 150 to 300 gallons a year, posing a risk to groundwater and rivers. Read Article

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