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Radioactive tank waste remediation focus area

Radioactive tank waste remediation focus area

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Energy, Available to the public from the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Technology Administration, National Technical Information Service in [Washington, D.C.?], Springfield, VA .
Written in English

  • Radioactive wastes -- Purification -- United States -- Technological innovations.,
  • Radioactive waste disposal in the ground -- United States -- Technological innovations.

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    Statement[prepared by the Office of Science and Technology].
    ContributionsUnited States. Dept. of Energy. Office of Science and Technology.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiii, 122 p.
    Number of Pages122
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17686988M

      In their year plan, DOE officials would focus on cleaning up nuclear waste at the Hanford tank farm, but delay other high-risk areas for a decade. One project is not far from the Columbia River.   It included a "tank farm" and waste lagoon believed to have held million gallons of oil tainted with PCBs, 80, cubic yards of sludge and 70 million gallons of contaminated wastewater.   In this Feb. 12, , photo, a worker in a hazmat suit carries a hose while working at a water treatment facility at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Okuma, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.   The area right outside the plant is largely untouched and radiation levels are often higher. The underground areas remain a hazardous mess. Radioactive cooling water is leaking from the melted reactors and mixes with groundwater, which must be pumped up to keep it from flowing into the sea and elsewhere.

    ARLINGTON, Ore. (AP) — A chemical waste landfill near the Columbia River in Oregon accepted hundreds of tons of radioactive fracking waste from North Dakota in .

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