2011 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Wed, 7 Dec 2011 20:39:32 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] GROUNDWATER TREATMENT: Hanford (WA) sets record
Record amount of contaminated Hanford ground water treated

December 7, 2011

Hanford set a record for the most contaminated ground water treated in a month, cleaning 100 million gallons of water in November.

With the help of two new treatment plants along the Columbia River, enough water was cleaned to drinking water or stricter standards in November to fill more than 150 Olympic-size swimming pools, according to CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Co.

The Department of Energy's goal is to treat ground water near the Columbia River and treat or contain ground water in central Hanford to prevent it from reaching the river, said Briant Charboneau, DOE project director.

Changes to the legally binding Tri-Party Agreement have accelerated the cleanup of ground water, said Dieter Bohrmann, spokesman for the Washington State Department of Ecology, a Hanford regulator.


For the entire article, see
http://www.thenewstribune.com/2011/12/07/1935566/record-amount-of- contaminated.html


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041
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