|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Mon, 11 Feb 2013 12:48:10 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] RADIATION: Hanford Advisory Board [WA] wants to speed cleanup ...|
Hanford Advisory Board wants to speed cleanup of highly radioactive
By Annette Cary Tri-City Herald (WA) February 10, 2013The Department of Energy should not delay work to clean up the highly radioactive spill from a hot cell in a Hanford building just north of Richland, the Hanford Advisory Board said Friday.
DOE and its regulators, the Washington State Department of Ecology and the Environmental Protection Agency, have proposed revised deadlines to the legally binding Tri-Party Agreement.
They include extending the deadline for tearing down the 324 Building, where concentrated cesium and strontium spilled into the soil beneath it, for three years past the current deadline of September 2015.
The deadline had been set before workers discovered the highly contaminated soil in 2010. The lining of a sump at the bottom of a hot cell in the building had cracked, allowing radioactive material to leak into the soil, possibly when a large spill of cesium and strontium happened in the hot cell in 1986.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.tri-cityherald.com/2013/02/10/2269575/hanford-advisory- board-wants-to.html
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