Inside America’s most toxic nuclear waste dump, where 56 million gallons of buried radioactive sludge are leaking into the earth. Hanford Nuclear Reservation is the most polluted area in the United States. Buried beneath the complex is 56 million gallons of radioactive waste that need to be dealt with. The reservation produced the plutonium for Fat Man, the atomic bomb that was dropped on Nagasaki in Japan, as well as for the United States’ atomic weapon stockpile during the Cold War. In June 2019, President Trump’s administration announced it would downgrade the threat levels of some radioactive waste to save the government $40 billion on cleanup. The announcement has been criticized as a way to make cleaning up nuclear waste easier, without actually doing the clean-up part. Trump’s administration also wants to cut Hanford’s funding by $416 million. But the cleanup needs more funding, not less.
Business Insider 23rd Sept 2019 read more »
Cheap Gas Is Killing Nuclear, Green Power May Finish the Job. A potent mix of solar, wind and batteries is threatening the future of nuclear.
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