Empty the leaking high-level tanks at Hanford
Urge the Department of Energy and Congress to fully fund the cleanup necessary to protect soil, groundwater, and the Columbia River from high-level waste tank leaks.
Dear U.S. Department of Energy, Washington Department of Ecology, and U.S. EPA,
The Columbia River is the lifeblood of the Pacific Northwest, and radioactive and toxic pollution at Hanford pose a major long-term threat to the people and environment who will rely on the Columbia River near and downstream for Hanford.
High-level waste tanks at Hanford will continue to release radioactive and toxic pollutants into the soil. This pollution is destined to reach Hanford’s groundwater and the Columbia River unless the U.S. Department of Energy accelerates and implements cleanup actions for leaking tanks.
I urge the Department of Energy and Congress to fully fund the cleanup necessary to protect soil, groundwater, and the Columbia River from high-level waste tank leaks. Additionally, I urge Energy, Ecology, and EPA to find ways to accelerate the schedule for addressing tanks B-109 and T-111, as well as other leaking tanks.
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