February 26, 2013
The discovery of even more leaking nuclear waste at
the U.S. Dept. of Energy has now increased the number of identified leaking single-shelled radioactive waste
storage tanks on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation from the one they reported last week to six—and they admit
there may be more.
This announcement came just one week after Governor Jay Inslee was told about
one of those leaking tanks. But Energy Secratary Steven Chu has now confirmed a total of 6 underground tanks near
repeated that there is no immediate health risk presented by the leaks, but that nonetheless “this is
disturbing news for all Washingtonians.”
To follow up on this discover of five additional leaking
waste tanks at the nation’s most contaminated nuclear site,
Woolner called state Attorney General Bob Ferguson.