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For this you can 100% blame the democrats that have blocked every place for permanent storage of waste.
In an email, Alvarez added that “the tunnels now store contaminated train cars and a considerable amount of highly radioactive, ignitable wastes including possible organic vapors.” And while the older tunnel is reinforced with timber, Alvarez said, “according to a 1997 DOE report, inspection of the tunnels ‘is not feasible because of radiation levels in excess of five roentgens per hour.’ ” A roentgen, or rad, is a measure of radioactive exposure; five roentgens is the annual limit for a U.S. nuclear worker.
“according to a 1997 DOE report, inspection of the tunnels ‘is not feasible because of radiation levels in excess of five roentgens per hour.’ ”
originally posted by: D8Tee
a reply to: ManBehindTheMask
The budget for Hanford alone is about $2.3 billion in the current fiscal year, about $1.5 billion of that going to the management and treatment of approximately 56 million gallons of radioactive liquid waste stored in underground storage tanks.
originally posted by: Phage
Well that's helpful. Blame someone. Anyone.
Nevada didn't want the waste. States rights?
I routinely received 250 rads in about 5 minutes every few days for a few months.
You are very very wrong! Boiling tap water does not get rid of radioactive material
Pu-239 has a half-life of 24,100 years and Pu-241's half-life is 14.4 years. Substances with shorter half-lives decay more quickly than those with longer half-lives, so they emit more energetic radioactivity. Like any radioactive isotopes, plutonium isotopes transform when they decay.
originally posted by: Leonidas
Brent and Armand from BLM came up to the house to find out what we knew and the county sheriff called our cattle boss to find out what he knows.
Anna King is doing good local reporting if you would like to follow her reports.
@AnnaKingN3 she is updating info as she gets it and is on local TV and radio.
So either nothing serious is going on:"just another Hanford F*up" (which are many and unending)...
Or we are all out of the loop because we only live and work here...