Thursday, 30 March 2017 / TRUTH-OUT.ORG
  • "It's a Cover-Up, Not a Clean-Up": Nuclear Waste Smolders in Sites Across the US

    By Dan Ross, Truthout | Report

    Hanford, in Washington State, the scene of largest radioactive cleanup in the country. Cleanup of toxic waste at Hanford has passed the 20 year mark already, and is expected to continue for decades. (Photo: Courtesy of Columbia Riverkeeper)Hanford, in Washington State, the scene of the largest radioactive cleanup in the country. Cleanup of toxic waste at Hanford has passed the 20-year mark already, and is expected to continue for decades. (Photo: Courtesy of Columbia Riverkeeper)

    The Manhattan Project and the Cold War have left a legacy of toxic and radioactive waste at sites across the nation, requiring the largest environmental cleanup in US history. Now many experts fear that the federal government, which has always underestimated the problem, will prioritize increasing nuclear armament over tackling nuclear waste under the Trump administration.

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