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Radioactive Leaks Detected in the State of Washington

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posted on Feb, 22 2013 @ 06:56 PM
This is kind of disturbing as mention in the article from RT News!!

Six underground nuclear tanks in Washington State are leaking radioactive waste, the state’s government announced on Friday, describing the development as “disturbing.” The leak at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation has so far not posed an immediate health risk to the public, Governor Jay Inslee’s office said. But it had not been stopped. Established in 1943 as part of the Manhattan Project, the facility holds millions of liters of a highly radioactive stew left from decades of plutonium production for nuclear weapons. The tanks are long past their intended 20-year lifespan. The US Department of Energy had earlier said that liquid levels were decreasing in one of the 177 tanks at south-central Washington's Hanford Nuclear Reservation. Monitoring wells near the tank have not detected higher radiation levels, AP says. The site, in the town of Hanford in south-central Washington, was home to the B Reactor, the world's first full-scale plutonium production reactor. Plutonium produced at the facility was used in the first nuclear bomb, tested at the Trinity site, as well as in the Fat Man, the 21-kt bomb detonated over Nagasaki, Japan.

posted on Feb, 23 2013 @ 03:47 AM
This is a story that don't shock me, but it's scary.

Radioactive stew can seep in many places. It's being kept in tanks made in 1943 that had a lifespan that was over in the 1960s. Some of the radioactive stew has gone missing.

This is in Washington. Perhaps this is the reason that Congress has been acting really strange lately?

posted on Feb, 23 2013 @ 03:59 AM
It's almost like clockwork! This finally comes into public view on about 711 days into Fukushima

America's Fukushima as far as indeed being the worst ongoing radioactive contamination.

Officials/Government NOT likely to do anything until it reaches Columbia River.

Why? Cause then would be too late.

posted on Feb, 23 2013 @ 04:23 AM
This is horrible ... nine workers might have breathed in plutonium

Nine workers at the Hanford Plutonium Finishing Plant are being checked as a precaution to determine whether they may have breathed in radioactive material. Last week, radiation release alarms sounded as workers were completing the removal of contaminated material from within a glovebox. No contamination was found on the skin or personal clothing of those workers, who were using respirators. However, nasal smears indicated radioactive material might have been breathed in by some of the workers who helped the glovebox workers remove the protective clothing worn over their personal clothing after the alarm sounded, according to CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Co. The four workers who were at the glovebox and the five workers who helped them remove their protective clothing will have further tests. Results should be available within two weeks.

From the RSOE

posted on Feb, 23 2013 @ 04:40 PM
We'll be discussing this subject on ATS Live Tonight.

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posted on Feb, 23 2013 @ 05:38 PM
I am worried that Hanford being so close to the The Umatilla Chemical Depot.

The Umatilla Chemical Depot

Talk about the potential for a Perfect Storm.

Thank god its closing
edit on 23-2-2013 by Bootyac because: (no reason given)

posted on Feb, 26 2013 @ 05:46 AM
mistaken on something, disregard.
edit on 26/2/13 by C0bzz because: (no reason given)

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