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View Diary: Hanford's Radwaste Tanks Leaking & Explosive, Waste Treament Plant Unsafe: Whistleblowers Vindicated (159 comments)

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  •  This is probably the biggest, baddest (5+ / 0-)

    most intractable and most dangerous hazardous waste site in the US (maybe in the world). And how to treat it is really still an unsolved problem I think. They have methods that might work .. but nobody's done this before, on the scale that exists at Hanford, and with the complex and in some cases unknown collection of waste that exists there.

    In the best case it is going to take many decades. In the worse case something really bad will happen before we get cleanup completed.

    We should make the best effort we can, with the knowledge we have, and there shouldn't be any tolerance for bungling. But it is truly the job from hell, and very problematic even without bungling.

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