2009 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2009 14:19:16 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] MERCURY, RADIATION: Hanford (WA) storage proposal
Agencies concerned about mercury storage at Hanford

Annette Cary
Tri-City Herald/Tacoma News Tribune (WA)
September 14, 2009

Making Hanford the nation's storage site for tons of excess mercury could interfere with environmental cleanup of the site, according to government agencies.

The states of Washington and Oregon, the Hanford Communities and the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation each have submitted written comments to the Department of Energy outlining their concerns.

"It is unacceptable for the nation's leadership to consider sending 12,000 tons of elemental mercury to Hanford when it will be another 50 years before existing waste is cleaned up," the tribes said in a letter to DOE.


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