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Another dead nuclear reactor problem – Hanford

The other cocooned reactors are being left in long-term storage for 75 years to let radioactivity decay to more-manageable levels.

Energy Department wants to remove Hanford reactor | Seattle Times Newspaper,The Associated Press Tri-City Herald.20 Oct 10, TRI-CITIES, Wash. —The Energy Department wants to tear down the K East Reactor at Hanford rather than cocooning it like five other old reactors on the nuclear reservation.The Tri-City Herald reports the Environmental Protection Agency agrees with the recommendation.

The K East Reactor is 400 yards from the Columbia River and officials say it has to be removed to decontaminate the soil underneath.

The other cocooned reactors are being left in long-term storage for 75 years to let radioactivity decay to more-manageable levels.

Local News | Energy Department wants to remove Hanford reactor | Seattle Times Newspape

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