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  •  Hanford is a whole 'nother ball of wax (2+ / 0-)
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    neroden, Wee Mama

    The things the government did in the early days of atomic bomb research and development were horrible.  

    As far as  the soil goes, bury it and let it decay.  The concentrations should not be all that high and the half-life is about 30 years.  So in 150 years the radioactivity will be about 3% of the original.  Not a great solution, but better than leaving it in place.

    Free: The Authoritarians - all about those who follow strong leaders.

    by kbman on Sun Mar 20, 2011 at 10:40:02 PM PDT

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    •  Hanford Is The Poster Child ... (1+ / 0-)
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      neroden

      ... for the nuclear power industry. They've had many decades to clean up their act, and they obviously haven't done so. Oh, and Hanford? Give it about another 10 or 15 years, and you'll be reading about the Columbia River tragedy.

      They still operate a nuke out there, and the safety regime is a joke.

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