Nuclear leak at Washington’s infamous Hanford Site is CATASTROPHIC, former worker claims, as eight inches of radioactive waste escapes core of ‘the world’s safest’ tank

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
By Paul Martin

Tank has two shells; a crack was spotted in the inner one in 2011
Now that crack has widened, spilling waste into the gap between the shells
It happened after attempts to pump the waste out of the tank
The Department of Energy says this was ‘anticipated’
But workers at the plant said they weren’t told it was a possibility
The double-shell tank can contain up to a million gallons of deadly waste
It was supposed to be the safest possible container for radioactive liquid
The Hanford Site provided plutonium for the first atomic bomb

19 April 2016

A nuclear leak first spotted five years ago at Washington state’s Hanford Site has got dramatically worse with eight inches of radioactive liquid escaping a protective carbon steel shell.

The tank, named AY-102, has two shells, with the inner steel layer containing up to one million gallons of the deadly waste, and the outer concrete one providing a two-foot-wide gap to collect the waste if the inner shell broke.

Now a small leak in the inner shell first seen in 2011 has worsened, allowing eight inches of the dangerous goo to leak out in an event that one ex-worker is calling ‘catastrophic.’

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