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Tank at Hanford leaking radioactive material

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by ATCclears, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. ATCclears

    ATCclears Seattle area, WA Well-Known Member

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  2. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    OK thats bad now what?
     
  3. tunus

    tunus PDX, United States Active Member

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    Don't lose sleep over it. The Governor said there was no danger.
     
  4. mhasson30

    mhasson30 OR Active Member

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    :laugh:
     
  5. PiratePast40

    PiratePast40 Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    The leak rate is relatively low so there isn't much of an immediate hazard. Immediate meaning 20-30 years. Single shell tanks have been leaking for years. Budget cuts are the real issue, since that affects the amount of work they can accomplish.

    There's another little issue, and that is where to put the material from the tanks. Once the vit plant is completed, they can start treating waste and turning it into glass logs. But since Dingy Harry shut down the Yucca mountain repository, there's nowhere to send the waste. Even though they say it won't happen, there's plenty of room for long term storage on the reservation.
     
  6. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    Yucca is in Nevada right?
    Makes you wonder how that soggy biscuit contender gets re-elected down there.
     
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  7. knuckle Head

    knuckle Head southeast Well-Known Member

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    Well I would not the stuff stored in my back yard either, don't really care how safe they say it is.

    I agree with the people who live there let the people who profit from it live next to it.

    I had another thought, Ole Bummer said we are recovering and the economy is doing great with astounding deficeit reductions the other night :banghead::banghead::bsflag::bsflag::banghead::banghead: why are there so many budget cuts if we are doing so well???
     
  8. ATCclears

    ATCclears Seattle area, WA Well-Known Member

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  9. Hook686

    Hook686 Northern California Active Member

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    Don't drink the water.
     
  10. Oathkeeper1775

    Oathkeeper1775 Coast Range Well-Known Member

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    You can look/monitor for yourself; whatever its worth, the character of the EPA...

    RadNet Search | Envirofacts | US EPA

    Follow the instructions on the pull-downs and pick the element you think may be leaking and read what the monitors are indicating; then interpret the findings.
    Free civilian resources don't come much better IMO.
     
  11. knuckle Head

    knuckle Head southeast Well-Known Member

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    ah you guys are all worrying about stuff that is not going to hurt you, the government says its safe so it is, they are experts who have our best interest at heart, going back to watching a sports game, drink beer and eat frito's while burping and farting to annoy the wife
     
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  12. Lightning

    Lightning Pasco Member

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    Kool,
    Does this mean even bigger salmon in the Reach?
     
  13. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner You'll Never Know Well-Known Member

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    Yup, and they will glow in the dark! (JK) :laugh:
     
  14. ATCclears

    ATCclears Seattle area, WA Well-Known Member

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    Joking aside, I wonder if the Feds will have the $ to fix this as the economic situation continues to stagnate or get worse.

    Peter
     
  15. cstmp8r

    cstmp8r vancouver Member

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    My boys were catching frogs at klineline park in salmon creek and they found a few frogs with three back legs. Hmm
     
  16. knuckle Head

    knuckle Head southeast Well-Known Member

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    Yes and No

    Yes from china or fed resrve or they can say it is all part of the nature of thing therefore they are going to raise peoples electric bills to pay for it and it will go to a contractor who from syria who was as incompitent as the ones who installed it and maintained it to begin with.

    No there is no more money to pay for it, The Cookie jar has has done been emptied, even the crumbs have been eaten.
     
  17. knuckle Head

    knuckle Head southeast Well-Known Member

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    It should make them easier to catch
     
  18. ATCclears

    ATCclears Seattle area, WA Well-Known Member

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    Hook686 Northern California Active Member

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    Yup and there is nothing that can be done about it. Once ionizing radiation is released into the ecosystem it will be there emitting radiation for hundreds of years. Sure cancers will not start occurring for 20, or so years, but once they begin, they will continue, as there is no cure for damage being caused by ionizing radiation. The solution to the problem seems to have always been moving the contamination to another area before the ecosystem is contaminated. Once contaminated though it is now part of your culture. Future health care in the PNW will be a future challenge for sure. You folks ought to be happy that you have Obamacare to work for you. Good luck with a deadly situation.
     
  20. ATCclears

    ATCclears Seattle area, WA Well-Known Member

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