Tag: Hanford Nuclear Reservation

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Nuke Sludge Leaking at Hanford

The U.S. rush to build a giant arsenal of nuclear weapons during the Cold War created an environmental disaster at Hanford in Washington State along the Columbia River. Clean-up costs are staggering and radioactive sludge threatens to contaminate the region’s…

Seepage from an Aging Nuclear Site

The nuclear industry¬†hasn’t solved the long-term problem of what to do with nuclear waste, which presents a uniquely¬†dangerous environmental threat. That danger is now highlighted by leakage at one of the oldest nuclear sites in the world, Washington State’s Hanford…