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"This Is Catastrophic" - Thousands Of Gallons Of Radioactive Waste Leak At Nuclear Site

In this Tuesday, May 9, 2017, file photo, signs are posted by

Nuclear waste tunnel collapses at Hanford site in Washington state

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The American Atomic Energy Commision's plutonium production plant at Hanford, Washington, circa 1955

The US Is Playing a Dangerous Game of Musical Chairs With Nuclear Waste

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Tunnel collapse renews safety concerns about nuclear sites


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Dangerous US nuclear accident at Hanford Nuclear Reservation – latest costly legacy of the Cold War

View of Hanford reactors from across the Columbia River.

The site has leaked more than gallons of radioactive material to date

Leaks from radioactive waste tanks at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation could amount to as much as 1,000 gallons a year. The radioactive effluent threatens ...

Nuclear site: The Hanford site, which provided plutonium for the first atomic bomb,

Hanford nuclear waste tanks at risk of explosion

Hanford tanks AY-101 and AY-102 under construction in 1970. (Photo

Accident at Hanford

The Energy Department is building a facility to transform radioactive sludge into solid glass. But

These double-walled tanks at Hanford each hold 1 million gallons of highly radioactive nuclear

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... that the entire Hanford Nuclear Reservation holds a total of 177 underground tanks, which contain a staggering 56 million gallons of radioactive waste.

Update 4: Washington Emergency Management has released a map showing the distances from the incident to various neighborhoods... non-essential employees in ...

Reaction in the Pacific Northwest was swift to President Trump's proposed cuts to the cleanup budget at the Hanford Site.

Today, the ruins of just six buildings remain standing at the Hanford nuclear site.

Tank under construction in 1944.

Danger: Radiation sign at Hanford site.

Image: Double-shell tank

“This is catastrophic.


A nuclear facility in Washington state's prime wine country is leaching radioactive groundwater and is one natural disaster away from Fukushima 2.0.

Suddenly No Solution For 56 Million Gallons Of Highly Radioactive Toxic Waste Leaking Into The Ground (water) at Hanford

A 20-foot by 20-foot hole is seen in the roof of a

Production of weapons for World War II and the Cold War left behind large amounts of solid and liquid chemical waste ...

Serious questions raised about how Hanford site stores radioactive nuclear waste

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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, ...

Poster board at presentation about Hanford asking for group responses.

Eight of the 177 radioactive waste holding tanks at the Hanford nuclear site. | Credit: COURTESY PNNL


Hanford's PUREX separations facility

Touring Hanford

And unlike Fukushima where cleanup crews are aware of the danger, in Hanford virtually nobody is aware of the dangers of the radioactive seepage.

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Crews worked overnight, laying a gravel bed to make a road for heavy equipment to reach the site of the tunnel cave-in, Destry Henderson, a Hanford ...

A sign seen during a tour of the Hanford site.

A sign welcomes drivers to Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Benton County, Washington. So far

The Hanford site

Nuclear leak at Washington state's Hanford Site is CATASTROPHIC says former worker | Daily Mail Online

Radioactive waste glass nuclear waste disposal

Hanford Nuclear Reservation, 2008.

Hanford Nuclear Reservation: Almost a Dozen Workers Sick from Unknown Fumes - The Periled Sea

Some of the older nuclear waste storage tanks at Hanford in southeast Washington. (U.S. Department of Energy)

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Washington state wants eight new double-shelled storage tanks to be built to hold radioactive

Crews repairing collapsed nuclear waste tunnel in Washington state - CBS News

Communities along Washington state's Columbia River could be wiped out because of a leak in a massive nuclear waste storage tank at the Hanford Nuclear ...

Breach: On Sunday a small crack in the inner shell of tank AY-102

Protecting Our Region From Hanford's Spreading of Contamination and From Being Used (Again) as a National Radioactive Waste Dump

Hanford tank farms under construction - Image: Hanford / DOE

Geffre is the worker who first discovered that the tank, known as AY-102, was failing in 2011. In a 2013 series, “Hanford's Dirty Secrets,” the Television ...

An aerial view of the Hanford Site in south-central Washington.

In this July 9, 2014, file photo, a sign warns of radioactivity near

APNewsBreak: Official says more Hanford nuke mishaps likely

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PUREX plant dumping ground

Workers are shown in a contaminated area at C-Tank Farm during a tour of

LOS ANGELES - JUNE 12: A sign warns of radiation danger near a Mobile Vacis unit where shipping containers are X-rayed June 12, 2003 in Los Angeles, ...

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Workers safely demolished a 175-foot-high exhaust stack at the Hanford Site in


Circle Of Radioactive Waste Spread Keeps Growing At Hanford

13 000 liters of nuclear waste leak from double-shell tank at Hanford, US

6 underground tanks full of radioactive waste are leaking at Washington State's Hanford Nuclear Reservation

For decades, insiders have reported problems in the cleanup of our worst nuclear mess — but is anyone listening?

Workers walk on a blacktop covering leaking nuclear waste storage tanks at T-Farm seen


Hanford Nuclear Site Leaking Radioactive Waste - August 22, 2012 - Richland, Washington, USA - YouTube

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Highly radioactive: 1,000 gallons of nuclear waste leak in Washington every year

This sketch of a boxer, drawn by a Hanford worker, is barely visible on

The H reactor is one of nine nuclear reactors at Hanford, where it is feared

FILE - This July 9, 2014 file photo shows a sign that says "Where Safety Comes First", which welcomes visitors to the Hanford Nuclear Reservation near ...

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The Hanford Site contains underground storage tanks that contain 204 million liters (54 million gallons

"This Is Catastrophic" - Thousands Of Gallons Of Radioactive Waste Leak At Nuclear Site | Zero Hedge

... APNewsBreak: Official says more Hanford nuke mishaps likely ...

Harford corrosion

Chris Gregoire makes her way down a set of stairs at the Hanford Vitrification Plant in Richland, Wash., in September 2012.