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Hanford Nuclear Waste Tanks Could Explode, Agency Warns

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Underground tanks that hold a stew of toxic, radioactive waste at the nation's most contaminated nuclear site pose a possible risk of explosion, a nuclear safety board said in advance of confirmation hearings for the next leader of the Energy Department.

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Gvapo T. (22)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 1:08 am
what's next?!? :-/

thanks cal, noted


Alice C. (1797)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 1:26 am
Noted ~ What a mess !

Alexandra Rodda (178)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 2:24 am
Nuclear energy has always been risky. Apparently there is a way of making it safer, but that was judged to be too expensive. I read about it years ago. If these tanks explode, it would be the dirtiest explosion ever and the damage could be so extensive that it boggles the mind to think about it.
This is the kind of thing where money is more important than the risk to people and the rest of the life that shares this planet.

Carol H. (229)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 5:30 am
we tried to tell them !!!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 5:40 am

pam w. (138)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 5:55 am
There are days when I wish the principle of KARMA were true...this is one of those days.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 6:31 am
How deadly


Winn Adams (218)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 10:32 am

Tim C. (2411)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 1:08 pm

Sandra ;atterson (59)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 1:13 pm
Though scary,I am not surprised at nothing anymore,thank you

Arielle S. (316)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 1:21 pm
Well, isn't that comforting.... gosh, let's build some more nuclear plants and have even more nuclear wastes so we can be absolutely certain of annihilation.....

Ro H. (0)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 2:29 pm

Lois Jordan (61)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 2:58 pm
The leaking has been going on for some time, and they're worried about it leaking into the Columbia River. Yet, from reading this, it seems not much is being done to stop it, and now they're worried about explosions. They've been aware of this, but taking no action?....still in the "planning" and "design" phase. Sigh!

Benny R. (21)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 3:19 pm
Nuclear energy has always been a good servant and bad master... You cannot guarantee anything in this life bar death and taxes, so to bank all the time on nothing ever going wrong with nuclear is foolish at best, criminally incompetent at worst. We don't need so much energy at all, we just need to cut our cloth according to our means, and start switching off appliances and lights when not in use.

. (0)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 3:58 pm
Oh yeah, this is a comfortable article The resideidents of Hanford have to organize enmass- and soon.

lee e. (114)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 4:44 pm
So many good comments! But Arielle beat me to it - my first reaction was "how comforting"! We are a real stupid country to have known and allowed this to go on so long, while planning yet more nuclear facilities - when most a-holes in congress haven't learned how to pronounce nuclear correctly let alone use it correctly - incidentally if you don't know how to pronounce it - it's: (new-clee-ur/ar) either would be a reasonable pronunciation - but (nucular) is inexcusable!

Nimue Pendragon (323)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 5:34 pm

Jason S. (50)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 7:04 pm
Good posting, thanks

Susan Allen (219)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 11:45 pm
Noted and shared

Philip Heinlein (473)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 6:09 pm
Nuclear waste is a huge problem. The plan was to transfer it all to a federal waste site, but no one wants it in their back yard. So instead each nuke plant keeps it stored onsite. So at least the problem is left in the hands of the people who created the waste. So far, so good. Of course, there's really no safe way to store it, as this news article makes clear. Better not to produce it in the first place.

Time to give renewable energy a chance. We should not be building any more nuke plants.
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