“move along, there’s nothing to see here”

Six tanks now said to be leaking at contaminated Hanford nuclear site

The Hanford site in eastern Washington is considered one of the most contaminated locations on Earth.
The leaking of radioactive liquids at the Hanford, Wash., Nuclear Reservation is more extensive than previously reported, with six storage tanks affected, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Friday.
In a conference call with reporters Friday after a meeting with Energy Secretary Steven Chu, Inslee disclosed that six of the 177 tanks were leaking at the nuclear facility in Richland, in eastern Washington about 50 miles southeast of Yakima.
Inslee said Chu told him that evaluation system of the tank levels wasn’t used correctly, raising the prospect that there may be even more leaks. But he said he was told that there was no immediate threat, a point the Energy Department reiterated in a statement Friday evening.
Hanford, which houses millions of gallons of radioactive waste left over from plutonium production for nuclear weapons, is already considered one of the most contaminated sites on Earth, the U.S. government says.
read more here …
“no immediate threat” …
just like deepwater horizon and fukushima …
no immediate threats there, either …
a fact worth pondering … just sayin’ …


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