Over at IEEE Spectrum, another in-depth article on problems at the Hanford Site in Eastern Washington state. This essay deals with problems found in the “nearly 2,000 capsules of highly radioactive cesium and strontium” kept in a facility known as “Waste Encapsulation and Storage Facility (WESF).” “Built in 1973, the facility is well beyond its … [Read more…]
From the Guardian, Sept 9th, 2019: “The only option will be to drain it into the sea and dilute it,” Yoshiaki Harada told a news briefing in Tokyo on Tuesday. “The whole of the government will discuss this, but I would like to offer my simple opinion.” … Six years ago during the city’s bid … [Read more…]
In the IEEE Spectrum, an essay by Maria Gallucci documents a tour she took of the B Reactor at Hanford. The front face of the B reactor.
The Washington Post published an engaging essay about a nuclear waste depository on the Marshall Islands. Some good background and discussion of the meeting of two critical issues, climate change and nuclear waste. Beyond the comments from a shill or two from the pro-nuclear camp, the concerns of us common folk is quite clear in … [Read more…]