Our view: Hanford’s waste spread under a cloak of secrecy

Government secrecy sometimes shields incompetence — in Hanford’s case, disastrously.

Citadel of Secrets is one way of describing Washington, D.C. The dirty little secret about Washington’s secrets is that we all might be better off with fewer of them.

Writing Aug. 27 in The New York Times Magazine, Beverly Gage quotes the late U.S. Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, who believed that it is easier to keep secrets when you have fewer of them.

The biggest shroud of secrecy in the Pacific Northwest lies over the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.

Source: The Daily Astorian