1 Updates
Six underground tanks leaking at US nuclear waste site
Photo Credit: Brendan Hoffman, Getty Images

Six underground tanks leaking at US nuclear waste site

Feb 23 2013, 8:14am CST | by

Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) Six underground radioactive waste tanks at America's most contaminated nuclear site in Washington State in the Pacific Northwest region are leaking, according to the state governor Jay Inslee.

Washington, Feb 23 — Six underground radioactive waste tanks at America's most contaminated nuclear site in Washington State in the Pacific Northwest region are leaking, according to the state...

Filed under: news

Full Story below YouTube Videos

 
 

 

1 year ago

Six underground tanks leaking at US nuclear waste site

Feb 23 2013, 8:14am CST | by

Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) Six underground radioactive waste tanks at America's most contaminated nuclear site in Washington State in the Pacific Northwest region are leaking, according to the state governor Jay Inslee.

Washington, Feb 23 — Six underground radioactive waste tanks at America's most contaminated nuclear site in Washington State in the Pacific Northwest region are leaking, according to the state governor Jay Inslee.

Inslee made the announcement Friday after a meeting with US Energy Secretary Steven Chu who told him that the US Department of Energy has determined there are six, single-shell tanks leaking radioactive waste at Hanford.

Last week, the governor was told about one of those tanks, according to a statement issued by his office. There are a total of 177 tanks at the Hanford site, 149 of which are single-shell tanks.

Chu "told me that the Department of Energy has now confirmed there are six tanks leaking radioactive waste at Hanford," Inslee said.

But "there is no immediate or near-term health risk associated with these newly discovered leaks, which are more than five miles from the Columbia River," he said.

Calling it "disturbing news for all Washingtonians" Inslee said "This certainly raises serious questions about the integrity of all 149 single-shell tanks with radioactive liquid and sludge at Hanford.

Located in southeastern Washington State, Hanford is a 586-square-mile site created in 1943 as part of America's effort to develop the atomic bomb, called the Manhattan Project.

The complex was decommissioned by 1987, but remains the biggest nuclear waste repository in the US, storing 53 million gallons of radioactive waste, including 30 million gallons in the 149 single-shell tanks, according to the State of Washington Department of Ecology.

(Arun Kumar can be contacted at arun.kumar@ians.in)

IANS

Source: IANS

 

Don't miss ...

 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/8" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi is the founding Chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com. Luigi posts regularly on LuigiMe.com about his experience running I4U.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

E-Z Rent-A-Car Celebrates 20 Years with Brand New Website and Giveaways
E-Z Rent-A-Car Celebrates 20 Years with Brand New Website and Giveaways
Orlando, FL, April 24, 2014 --(PR.com)-- E-Z Rent-A-Car has been providing travelers with the best value in current model year rental cars and customer service since 1994. This year, E-Z Rent-A-Car is celebrating its...
 
 
BTG Option Launches Its Brand-New Trading Platform
BTG Option Launches Its Brand-New Trading Platform
BTG Option has changed management and has completely re-designed its binary options trading site. Its new and improved trading platform provides a unique trading experience, allowing traders to utilize various financial instruments while trading on a wide range of underlying assets from across all global markets. The site will be providing special offers and luxury terms & bonuses within the near future, alongside a range of helpful trading tools.
 
 
In The Battle For Streaming Supremacy Between Amazon and Netflix, The Only Winner Is The End-User
Yesterday, Amazon struck a major blow against competitor Netflix by announcing it had nabbed exclusive rights to the majority of HBO’s back-catalog of series including The Wire and The Sopranos. Under the new deal,...
 
 
The Creative Force Behind The World's Most Important Causes
“It is our belief that the most powerful way to solve the grand challenges of our time, is to operate at the very intersection of purpose and business. To apply the ingenuity, innovation and scalability that let the...
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

E-Z Rent-A-Car Celebrates 20 Years with Brand New Website and Giveaways
Orlando, FL, April 24, 2014 --(PR.com)-- E-Z Rent-A-Car has been providing travelers with the best value in current model year rental cars and customer service since 1994. This year, E-Z Rent-A-Car is celebrating its...
Read more on Business Balla
 
E-Z Rent-A-Car Celebrates 20 Years with Brand New Website and Giveaways
Orlando, FL, April 24, 2014 --(PR.com)-- E-Z Rent-A-Car has been providing travelers with the best value in current model year rental cars and customer service since 1994. This year, E-Z Rent-A-Car is celebrating its...
Read more on Auto Balla
 
E-Z Rent-A-Car Celebrates 20 Years with Brand New Website and Giveaways
Orlando, FL, April 24, 2014 --(PR.com)-- E-Z Rent-A-Car has been providing travelers with the best value in current model year rental cars and customer service since 1994. This year, E-Z Rent-A-Car is celebrating its...
Read more on Ad Balla
 
Simon Cowell teaches son mischief
Simon Cowell has taught his son to stick his tongue out. The 54-year-old music mogul dotes on two-month-old Eric - his first child with girlfriend Lauren Silverman - but has already been teaching him some mischievous...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
BTG Option Launches Its Brand-New Trading Platform
London, United Kingdom, April 24, 2014 --(PR.com)-- A valuable addition to the trading arena. BTG Option has recently launched its brand-new trading platform, creating a buzz throughout the entire trading community...
Read more on Business Balla
 
In The Battle For Streaming Supremacy Between Amazon and Netflix, The Only Winner Is The End-User
Yesterday, Amazon struck a major blow against competitor Netflix by announcing it had nabbed exclusive rights to the majority of HBO’s back-catalog of series including The Wire and The Sopranos. Under the new deal,...
Read more on Business Balla
 
The Creative Force Behind The World's Most Important Causes
“It is our belief that the most powerful way to solve the grand challenges of our time, is to operate at the very intersection of purpose and business. To apply the ingenuity, innovation and scalability that let the...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Three Ways To Sell Your Business For Top Dollar
The following guest post is by David Ryan, founder and managing member of Upton Financial Group, an advisory firm specializing in business value strategies and solutions. Many business owners wait years to sell their...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Apple's iPhone Generated Great Results And A Solid Outlook
There weren’t many holes in Apple’s March quarter results. Revenue of $45.6 billion increased 5% year over year and was nicely above the high end of the $42 to $44 billion guidance range. Gross margin was even better at...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Apple's Moves Make The Stock Look Better, But Is It Worth More?
Apple just announced that it plans to split its stock, 7-for-1. Is that impressive or what? But wait, that’s not all! It also plans to repurchase $90 billion of its stock. Impressed even more? But that’s still not all!...
Read more on Business Balla
 
 
Auto Balla Sexy Balla Sport Balla TV Balla Politics Balla Movie Balla Apple Balla Business Balla Ad Balla Celebrity Balla