Review finds Hanford nuclear waste tanks at risk of leaking

Evaluation findings suggest building more tanks to hold the 56 million gallons of waste may be required.

An evaluation of nuclear waste storage tanks at the Hanford site in eastern Washington state indicates more of the newest tanks could be at risk of developing leaks.

The Tri-City Herald reports tank farm contractor Washington River Protection Solutions compared the chemistry of the waste inside the site’s oldest double-shell tank to the newer tanks.

Source: Review finds Hanford nuclear waste tanks at risk of leaking – – Capital Press