Six tanks now said to be leaking at contaminated Hanford nuclear site
Six underground radioactive waste tanks at the nation's most contaminated nuclear site are leaking, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Friday. Inslee made the announcement after meeting with federal officials. Last week it was revealed that one of the 177 tanks at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation was leaking liquids. Inslee called the latest news "disturbing." Photo: Mark Ralston / AFP - Getty Images file
Hanford, WA, USA..THe central control panels in the control room of the B-Reactor at the Hanford Site, Washington, along the banks of the Columbia River. ..The reactor was the first large scale plutonium production reactor ever built and started production in December, 1944. The project was commissioned under the Manhattan Project, during World War II, to develop the first nuclear weapons. The B-Reactor was shut down in 1968 and on August 25th, 2008, was declared a National Historic L
"Consultants on the Hanford nuclear weapons site CLEAN-UP over-billed the federal govt "tens of millions of dollars," then fired a paralegal who tried to report the fraud, the woman claims in Federal Court." - See Clean Up continuing from before 2008: http://investigations.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/11/18/21482804-hanford-nuclear-site-clean-up-the-mess-gets-worse - See also "America's Secret Chernobyl": http://www.defendblackhills.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=113&Itemid=3
CH2M HILL employees at the Plutonium Finishing Plant, one of the most hazardous facilities on the Hanford Site, received an award for their safety in respiratory protection. The Department of Energy's Voluntary Protection Program recognized the group for modifying their respiratory devices for safer use, without changing the form, fit, or func...