20 Aug '12, 6pm

長崎に投下された原爆用のプルトニウムも製造し、長期間に渡る排出で全米最悪の放射能汚染が残るHanford核施設跡地、既に判明している古いタンクからの漏出に加え、あと40年は持つはずの新しい2重タンクからも高レベル放射性廃棄物漏出を確認。

長崎に投下された原爆用のプルトニウムも製造し、長期間に渡る排出で全米最悪の放射能汚染が残るHanford核施設跡地、既に判明している古いタンクからの漏出に加え、あと40年は持つはずの新しい2重タンクからも高レベル放射性廃棄物漏出を確認。

RICHLAND, Washington , August 20, 2012 (ENS) – For the first time, a leak of highly radioactive waste has been detected from a double-shelled tank at the Hanford Nuclear Site in central Washington state. The public interest group Hanford Challenge Friday released disclosed a memo from U.S. Department of Energy inspectors to the Washington State Department of Ecology detailing the leak. Tank farm workers at the Hanford Nuclear Site (Photo courtesy Washington River Protection Solutions ) Dated August 14, the memo acknowledges a highly-radioactive chemical waste leak that was detected in early August from Tank AY-102 on the floor of the “annulus,” the space between the two walls of the double-shell tank. The dry radioactive waste was found in two locations, according to the memo, one of them in a “mound approximately 2 ft. x 3 ft. x 8 inches.” “This changes everything. It is ...

Full article: http://ens-newswire.com/2012/08/20/hanford-double-shell-t...

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