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Hanford: Second Nuclear Waste Tunnel At High Risk of Collapse As Trump Aims To Remove Protective NM Perimeter; Trump Budget Fails To Adequately Fund Cleanup

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After the PUREX (Plutonium Uranium Extraction Plant) tunnel collapsed it was filled with sand and dirt and covered with what looks like plastic tarp “large protective ground-coverhttps://livestream.com/accounts/24284076/events/7559266/videos/159091020

Hanford Cleanup Priorities July 7th Comment Deadline: Trump Budget Wouldn’t Fund All Legal Requirements Even Prior to Tunnel Collapse in May. http://www.hanford.gov/pageaction.cfm/calendar?IndEventId=8175 https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2017/07/05/trump-budget-inadequate-for-hanford-nuclear-site-cleanup-nuclear-waste-tunnel-collapsed-second-collapse-imminent-comment-on-cleanup-priorities-july-7th-deadline/

Meanwhile, the Hanford Reach “National Monument” which adds a bit of extra protective barrier from such accidents is on Trump’s chopping block along with 26 others. Comment Deadline is July 10th: https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=DOI-2017-0002-0001


Purex Tunnels Central Location http://www.hanford.gov/files.cfm/PUREX_Tunnels_Posters-2.pdf

Hanford Reach “National Monument” Map https://www.fws.gov/uploadedFiles/Region_1/NWRS/Zone_2/Mid-Columbia_River_Complex/Hanford_Reach_National_Monument/Documents/general-map.pdf

PUREX Tunnels

http://www.hanford.gov/files.cfm/PUREX_Tunnels_Posters-2.pdf
Hanford PUREX Tunnel No. 2 under construction

http://www.hanford.gov/files.cfm/CHPRC-03365_R0_T2.pdf

The [Hanford,Reach] Monument is also a reminder of our history as a nation. Plutonium reactors stand along the river, remnants of WWII and the Cold War. Plutonium from B Reactor fueled “Fat Man,” the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan…

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July 6, 2017 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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