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PODCAST: USA’s very dangerous zone, old leaking radioactive tanks at Hanford

Hear-This-wayGreat Haste Made Great Waste at Hanford
 Expert: “Incipient collapse” of radioactive waste tanks possible at U.S. nuclear site (AUDIO)

Title: Great Haste Made Great Waste at Hanford
Source: Fairewinds Energy Education
Date: May 22, 2013
Nuclear policy expert Robert Alvarez: Not much attention is paid to the fact that these tanks [at Hanford] that are holding these wastes, they’re decades old.

Most of them were constructed from the 40s-60s, over a third of them have leaked, and their structural integrity really leaves much to be desired.

By the time we get around to removing the contents of these wastes and ultimately stabilizing them, these tanks could go in to a state of incipient collapse.
Full report here

May 25, 2013 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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