Will this appease those of you around that site???
I know people on this site claim that all nuclear facilities are safe in the US.
THIS is an outrage!
Why hasn’t the government (EPA) shut down the government facility???
there is more info at the link
I don’t see a problem here....just hook up a water system, with a pipe leading from the affected area to Governor Inselee’s house. When the governor finally says he’s had enough....then we will know it’s time to get worried.
There are processes that will turn liquids and their contaminants into resins
Ike plastic beads. This vaslty reduces environmental contamination.
I knew some people who worked on a remediation project for Leaking Underground Storage Tanks.
That was an interesting acronym.
May take years...May not...But one thing is certain...It WILL reach groundwater...
Scrub the emissions at the exhaust.
A one time increase in cost (to a car/truck) distributes the cost .. ummm ... fairly .. to the consumer consuming "fossil fuels"
Nukes for the navy ships and subs, solar for the high school science fair, wind to pump wells and let's get on with REAL progress ...
Like anti-gravity belts ... and skateboards and flux capacitors.
Hell, we've accomplished just about everything RODDENBERRY could dream up.
Help me here.... The Federal Government gets a free pass.
No problem here...
Don’t get too excited, I don’t think that this “leaking” is exactly as described. After reading the idiotic statement by Governor Inslee about the narrow band of measuring vs a wider band of measuring, and the claim that the tanks had a twenty year life expectancy, I decided to do a little research into the issue.
From a WSJ article posted last September. The feds are going after Bechtel and are claiming that Bechtel is not competent to engineer the project. The feds stopped the project.
“Separately, the DOE last month discovered radioactive material between the walls of one of the site’s newer double-shelled waste-storage tanks, which are designed to be superior to older single-shell tanks. The threat of leaks has been a concern for decades: In the past, according to a project website, one-third of the 177 underground tanks have experienced leakage of toxic material.”
So, the second tanks, not the original tanks, are leaking between the walls of the double sided tanks, not into the ground. The project was intended to replace the tanks by turning the nuclear waste into some kind of glass-like substance, solid, not liquid, that could not “leak”.
There is a lot going on here. First the land is on an Indian reservation. The Indians willingly offered to house the project. Second, the Democrats in WA and Oregon are looking for an environmental issue to demagogue because they are losing ground over the coal exports that they want to transport through WA and Oregon. Gregoire lost her appointment as head of the EPA over her support of the coal and some of the other Democrats know that support of coal is a poison pill here in the Pacific Northwest. Thus, the Hanford clean-up becomes the issue of the day. It is another non-issue that the Democrats are creating for the mid-term elections.
Here is the WSJ article:http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443819404577635700925553724.html
Here’s the FOX article on the subject:http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/02/23/6-underground-hanford-nuclear-tanks-leaking-washington-governor-says/