Tag Archives: Radioactive Waste

Kullberg | Radioactive fracking waste a threat to public health

In 1980, Oregon outlawed the dumping of radioactive waste. Just last year, Oregon enacted a five-year ban on fossil fuel fracking. Even so, a nationwide epidemic of illegal dumping of radioactive waste from fossil fuel fracking has spread into our state. Millions of pounds of radioactive fracking waste have been illegally dumped at the Arlington […]
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3 Hanford Nuclear Site Structures At High Risk Of Collapsing

Three radioactively contaminated structures are at high risk of collapsing on a former nuclear weapons production site, but could be stabilized by filling them with a concrete-like grout within the next year, the federal government said. Source: 3 Hanford Nuclear Site Structures At High Risk Of Collapsing . News | OPB

Oregon’s response to illegal radioactive waste dumping is ‘a joke’

Oregon regulators’ response to the illegal disposal of radioactive fracking waste at a chemical landfill in Arlington is so weak it’s almost meaningless, observers say. Regulators say Oilfield Waste Logistics of Culbertson, Mont., “misrepresented” that 2 million pounds of radioactive waste met state guidelines and could be buried at the landfill. But it looks unlikely […]
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2.5 Million Pounds Of Radioactive Fracking Waste Illegally Dumped In Oregon Landfill

The Oregon Department of Energy has issued a notice of violation to a hazardous waste facility for accepting more than 2 million pounds of radioactive materials east of the Columbia River Gorge. Chemical Waste Management, a subsidiary of Waste Management Inc., was illegally dumping radioactive materials it received from a North Dakota company, Goodnight Midstream, […]
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Oregon landfill accepted 2 million pounds of radioactive fracking waste from North Dakota

Oregon Department of Energy officials issued a “notice of violation” to landfill near Arlington Thursday for accepting Bakken Oilfield waste in 2016, 2017 and 2019. Source: Oregon landfill accepted 2 million pounds of radioactive fracking waste from North Dakota

Washington Sets Deadlines To Clean Up Hanford Nuclear Wastes

Washington is setting new deadlines to clean up radioactive waste in underground storage tanks on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. The state of Washington is setting new deadlines to clean up a former plutonium production site that contains a massive quantity of radioactive waste. Such deadlines are usually set through negotiations among the Washington Department of […]
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Walden stresses need to improve progress of Hanford cleanup 

Oregon Rep. Greg Walden stressed the need to improve progress of nuclear waste cleanup at the Hanford Site during a hearing Wednesday before the Energy and Commerce Committee. Source: Walden stresses need to improve progress of Hanford cleanup | Local News | eastoregonian.com

Federal Government Says 2nd Hanford Tunnel With Radioactive Waste All Sealed Up

The project to stabilize and seal a large tunnel of radioactive waste has been completed at the Hanford nuclear reservation, according to the U.S. Department of Energy and its contractor. The so-called Tunnel 2 project started in October 2018 at the massive cleanup site near Richland, Washington. Source: Federal Government Says 2nd Hanford Tunnel With Radioactive Waste […]
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Federal Plan Could Reclassify Hanford Nuclear Waste

A new proposal from the Trump administration could dramatically change the way the government cleans up radioactive tank waste at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington. In fall 2018, the Department of Energy released a proposal to downgrade the rating of some of the country’s high-level radioactive waste to a lower status. But critics say it could be bad news […]
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Federal Hanford Cleanup Watchdog Put To Sleep By Government Shutdown

There are several agencies and a group of stakeholders who watch over cleanup at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. But the partial government shutdown is blocking some of that important oversight. In the past 10 years, the Environmental Protection Agency office in Richland, Washington, has shrunk from nearly 10 experts working on Hanford issues to just three […]
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