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Radioactive Leaks In Washington State

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Radioactive Leaks In Washington State

Radioactive Leaks In Washington State

Radioactive Leaks In Washington State

Only Available in Archive Formats.

— NPR's David Baron reports a new Energy Department study reveals high-level radioactive waste at the Hanford nuclear facility in Washington State has leaked from underground storage tanks into groundwater. The waste material is a by-product of 50 years of nuclear weapons production at the facility and eventually could end up in the Columbia River.