24 September 2009

Hanford landfill still growing

With increased cleanup efforts resulting from the $2 billion Hanford received in stimulus money, the need arises for greater capacity for waste disposal. Thus, work has begun to expand the low-level radioactive waste landfill at Hanford, called the "Environmental Restoration Disposal Facility." This landfill daily receives 5,000 tons of waste, consisting mostly of contaminated dirt and rubble from demolished buildings. Read the full article here.

1 comment:

  1. No wonder it seems like the cleanup process is never ending -- moving dirt from A to B first requires that B is ready to receive it! I wonder how much waste municipal landfills receive daily -- 5,000 tons???