10 August 2009

Perma-Fix allowed to treat more Hanford waste


This is good news and Heart of America Northwest played an important role in moving forward the capacity to treat PCB radioactive wastes. We have a compliance and monitoring agreement with Perma-Fix Northwest. While chairing meetings on Hanford's budget, Gerry learned that USDOE was not planning on funding the treatment of these illegally stored wastes because EPA Region 10 had not acted on the permit application.

We informed EPA that their permit review was being used as an excuse by USDOE not to meet legal timetables for treating these illegally stored wastes, and EPA approved per article below. Having reviewed the permit application, we were confident that there were not any technical problems. This is important for cleanup. Also, it is less expensive for treatment at Perma-Fix than on-site.

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