Hanford waste leak signals need for action on aging tanks, state says

May 3, 2021
Washington state regulators and an environmental watchdog group say the Energy Department’s (DOE) disclosure of another leaking underground storage tank holding radioactive and chemical waste signifies the need to put more resources into addressing waste from aging underground tanks at DOE’s Hanford nuclear complex in Washington. “This leak is adding to the estimated one million gallons of tank waste already in the soil across the Hanford site,” Washington Department of Ecology Director Laura Watson said in an April 29 press...

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