New concerns at Hanford nuclear waste...

New concerns at Hanford nuclear waste plant

There are 6 comments on the KGW-TV Portland story from Dec 11, 2011, titled New concerns at Hanford nuclear waste plant. In it, KGW-TV Portland reports that:

RICHLAND, Wash. -- The federal government says a one-of-a-kind plant that will convert radioactive waste into a stable and storable substance that resembles glass will cost hundreds of millions of dollars more and may take longer to build, adding to a string of delays and skyrocketing price tag for the project.

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Since: Dec 08

Kerrville, TX

#1 Dec 11, 2011
Must be a Union contract

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08


#2 Dec 11, 2011
go back to dumping it in harry reids backyard!
Lance Winslow

United States

#3 Dec 11, 2011
The mantra of the nuclear power industry is million dollar profits to the private sector, billion dollar cleanups to the public sector.
Curtis Lowe

United States

#4 Dec 12, 2011
It's Obama's fault for blocking drilling in the Gulf and the Keystone Pipeline. Obama is responsible for this nuclear disaster. But we were kind of expecting one on his watch just like his soulmate Jimma Carter. Boobs!

Abbeville, MS

#5 Dec 12, 2011
Those of you that have commented are ignorant of Hanford. This is an old site, largely concerned with production of weapons, beginning in WWII. Problems there are not the responsibility of Unions, Harry Reid, the private sector or Obama. It is an example of learning about nuclear technology; with both failure and success, over many years.

Kennewick, WA

#6 Dec 24, 2011
Union workers like to build and are very good at what they do. Government jobs are laced with red tape and procedures which nearly prohibit workers from doing any thing on these jobs. Steps have to be followed and paper work must be in order and the parts must actually be there for them to do their work. This is all to make sure a step is not missed in order to ensure the safety of future generations and the environment. Some thing that was not done back in the early 40's

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