Governor: Leaks can’t be stopped at U.S. nuclear site — Will take years to begin removing radioactive sludge from leaking Hanford tanks (VIDEO)

Published: March 7th, 2013 at 2:11 am ET
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Bloomberg, March 6, 2013: Washington Nuke Leak May Be Years From Answer, Inslee Say [...] Washington Governor Jay Inslee said it may take as much as four years to begin transferring radioactive sludge from leaking underground tanks at the former nuclear weapons production complex known as the Hanford Site. [...] “It’s the only option other than just to let this material leak into the topsoil of the State of Washington for decades,” said Inslee [...] “Every bit of the waste that drips out of these tanks is going to be a problem for someone,” said Dan Serres, conservation director of Columbia Riverkeeper [...]

Oregon Public Broadcasting, March 6, 2013: Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says it may take two to four years to begin removing liquids from leaking tanks at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. [...] The governor told reporters on the tour that there is no technology that can stop the leaks. [...]

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