Hanford Tank Waste Continues to Bedevil Clean-Up Crews
SEATTLE, WA (2008-07-22) The Hanford Nuclear site in South Central Washington is the most polluted radioactive waste dump in the country. At the center of the Hanford reservation are hundreds of buried tanks that hold waste left over from plutonium production during World War 2 and the Cold War. A multi-year, multi-billion dollar clean-up is underway. But there are problems: an accidental spill of tank waste shut down clean-up for nearly a year. Recently, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) raised concerns about how much longer the aging underground tanks can hold up. KPLU's Austin Jenkins reports in the first of a two-part series on Hanford clean-up efforts.
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