|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Mon, 7 Apr 2014 16:28:03 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] RADIATION: "Inspector General says Hanford [WA] capsules at risk in earthquake"|
Inspector General says Hanford capsules at risk in earthquake By Annette Cary Tri-City Herald (WA) April 2, 2014Hanford officials should move radioactive cesium and strontium capsules to dry storage as soon as possible, in part because of the potential risk posed by a severe earthquake, federal inspectors say.
The 1,936 capsules are stored underwater at Hanford's Waste Encapsulation and Storage Facility (WESF) in central Hanford, which has been operated almost a decade longer than it was designed to last.
It also is the DOE facility that is at greatest risk in the case of a natural disaster beyond what it was designed to sustain, according to a memo by the Department of Energy's Office of Inspector General.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.tri-cityherald.com/2014/04/02/2908764/inspector-general- says-hanford.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 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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