Learn How You Can Protect the Future from Buried Radioactive Waste at Hanford.
Join Hanford Challenge and Columbia Riverkeeper on Tuesday, November 24th to learn how you can take action to protect humans and the environment from radioactive tank waste at Hanford. The federal government has a comment period out now on a permanent landfill for tank waste liquids that are scheduled to be "glassified" after radioactive cesium has been removed.
The comment period is about an evaluation to determine if the low-activity glass logs meet the criteria to be buried at this landfill, and if the landfill will safely contain and control the spread of the radioactivity and chemicals from the low-activity glass logs in a way that will protect humans, the environment, and the Columbia River.
Marco Kaltofen, PhD. PE, will be sharing a presentation on his technical review of the Department of Energy's plan and former Hanford Advisory Board chair, Todd Martin will be kicking the meeting off by framing the disposal of tank wastes on the Hanford site.
Keep an eye on your email for more information on the comment period as well as comment writing materials!