Parts of Hanford Nuclear Cleanup Could Be Shelved For 10 Years

"Richland, WA -- The Department of Energy appears to be backpedaling on moving highly radioactive capsules to safer storage at Hanford anytime soon.

It released a report Monday detailing its highest priorities on environmental cleanup across its nationwide complex in the coming decade.

At Hanford the focus will be on starting to treat waste at the $17 billion vitrification plant, under construction since 2002."

Annette Cary reports for the Tri-City Herald March 10, 2020.

Source: Tri-City Herald, 03/12/2020