2011 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Fri, 4 Nov 2011 15:24:57 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] RADIATION, SHIPS: Navy proposes to send Enterprise reactors to Hanford (WA)
Navy looks to Hanford for carrier nuke disposal

OCTOBER 27, 2011

The defueled reactor compartments of the USS Enterprise, the world's first nuclear-powered naval aircraft carrier, could be coming to the Hanford nuclear reservation.

The Navy has used a trench in central Hanford since 1986 to dispose of reactor compartments and other reactor components from 114 nuclear- powered ships. To date, that has included compartments from just submarines and cruisers.

But the Navy is proposing also adding compartments from the Enterprise's eight reactors to Trench 94 in Hanford's 200 East Area about seven miles from the Columbia River.

The Navy has prepared a draft environmental assessment that selects Hanford disposal as its preferred alternative and will accept public comment on it from Sunday through Nov. 30.

For the entire article, see
http://www.thenewstribune.com/2011/10/27/1881587/navy-looks-to- hanford-for-carrier.html


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
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