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#1 AllseeingEye

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 01:28 PM

On the one hand they at least caught on to the fact there was a major problem fairly quickly; on the other the Hanford Nuke Reservation has been called 'the most toxic site in America', and its located barely 200 miles east/southeast of Seattle:

 

http://www.cnn.com/2...tion/index.html



#2 Cassidy

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 02:03 PM

On the one hand they at least caught on to the fact there was a major problem fairly quickly; on the other the Hanford Nuke Reservation has been called 'the most toxic site in America', and its located barely 200 miles east/southeast of Seattle:

 

http://www.cnn.com/2...tion/index.html

Forget Seattle, a quick measure on Google Earth shows that the Hanford Dump Site is only 200 miles from VICTORIA!!

 

Get 'yer gas masks ready, and hope the wind doesn't start blowing from the Southeast.


Edited by Cassidy, 09 May 2017 - 02:03 PM.


#3 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 02:15 PM

What a mess (2013 story):

 

https://www.scientif...eanup-problems/

 

Time may be limited. The 177 tanks, built between 1943 and 1986 and most intended for only about a 20-year life span, are decaying; at last count, six are leaking. The Vit Plant was supposed to start operating in 2007 and is now projected to begin in 2022. Its original budget was $4.3 billion and is now estimated at $13.4 billion. Nobody is suggesting the project be abandoned, yet forging ahead without confidence in the plant’s safe operation is not really an option either. The real question, many Hanford watchers say, is whether the country wants to pay for doing it right.

Busche is adamant that the safety issues must be solved before plans proceed further. “The level of robustness we have to put in all our systems is derived from the waste itself,” she says. “It’s the gift that keeps giving until it’s in a glass log.”

 


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#4 lanforod

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 02:33 PM

todd, hows that geiger counter ticking?



#5 todd

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 02:41 PM

todd, hows that geiger counter ticking?

 

A refreshing 17 CPM. (so all good)


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#6 AllseeingEye

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 02:42 PM

Forget Seattle, a quick measure on Google Earth shows that the Hanford Dump Site is only 200 miles from VICTORIA!!

 

Get 'yer gas masks ready, and hope the wind doesn't start blowing from the Southeast.

I was actually thinking in terms of the nearest major city; bottom line is if the poo really hit the fan and somehow the 4 million people in Seattle were ever in serious danger from radiological leaks spawned by Hanford, it goes without saying that in spite of whatever pitiful efforts we might enact here, it's a given that Victoria if not indeed much of southern BC & the coast would be in serious trouble as well.

 

Fortunately even Trump appears to recognize the high priority in terms of ongoing cleanup efforts inasmuch as he hasn't gutted that part of the EPA budget. Yet.



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Posted 09 May 2017 - 06:29 PM

Phew.  Thank god we've declared Victoria a nuclear-free zone. I'm confident the radiation will turn back home as soon as it hits Dallas Road.


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Posted 09 May 2017 - 06:46 PM

Comrade Ben and his minions will be out there in their little boats waving their rainbow flags and writing strongly worded letters to Trump because its his fault



#9 AllseeingEye

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 07:16 PM

Comrade Ben and his minions will be out there in their little boats waving their rainbow flags and writing strongly worded letters to Trump because its his fault

....or perhaps its Harper's fault. Just because it fits that particular narrative.... :)


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#10 sdwright.vic

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 07:24 PM

^^ really don't get the "waving their rainbow flags" comment?!? Or do I?
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#11 On the Level

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 07:48 PM

18 CPM on the westshore.  


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#12 todd

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 09:29 PM

^^ really don't get the "waving their rainbow flags" comment?!? Or do I?

 

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#13 Love the rock

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 10:39 PM

Phew.  Thank god we've declared Victoria a nuclear-free zone. I'm confident the radiation will turn back home as soon as it hits Dallas Road.


Maybe a new job for Mr. Floatie ...radioactive sh#t

#14 todd

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 01:35 PM

Maybe a new job for Mr. Floatie ...radioactive sh#t

 

 

CBC Posted: Feb 22, 2013

 

........ State officials just last week announced that one of Hanford's 177 underground tanks was leaking 150 to 300 gallons a year, posing a risk to groundwater and rivers.  .........               http://www.cbc.ca/ne...again-1.1378475

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#15 todd

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 02:00 PM

It's all ok.. former nuclear physicist at Hanford, I'm losing a lot of weight on this diet!



#16 On the Level

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 03:59 PM

Possible leak found at Washington nuclear site

 

http://www.cnn.com/2...leak/index.html

 

Localized leak....radiation level on westshore currently at 13 CPM



#17 todd

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 06:47 PM

12 CPM South Oak Bay, will don the Tyvek suits.



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Posted 22 May 2017 - 11:52 AM

It is ironic. The folks in Washingston State were all up in arms about us dumping poo into the ocean and demanding that we spend $1B on a plant that isn't necessary yet they ignore their own nuclear waste problem.


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#19 exc911ence

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 07:34 PM

The only safe place for this waste is in deep space... where's Elon Musk when you need him?!?


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#20 Bingo

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 08:18 PM

It is ironic. The folks in Washingston State were all up in arms about us dumping poo into the ocean and demanding that we spend $1B on a plant that isn't necessary yet they ignore their own nuclear waste problem.

 

Mr. Floatie could reach a new level as Mr. Isotope.



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