Construction was underway on Hanford double-shell Tank AY-102, in the foreground, in 1969. The first double-shell tank to be built, it now has a leak between its shells. Hanford workers started pumping waste from the double-shell tank Thursday, beating a state of Washington deadline by one day.
Construction was underway on Hanford double-shell Tank AY-102, in the foreground, in 1969. The first double-shell tank to be built, it now has a leak between its shells. Hanford workers started pumping waste from the double-shell tank Thursday, beating a state of Washington deadline by one day. Courtesy DOE
Construction was underway on Hanford double-shell Tank AY-102, in the foreground, in 1969. The first double-shell tank to be built, it now has a leak between its shells. Hanford workers started pumping waste from the double-shell tank Thursday, beating a state of Washington deadline by one day. Courtesy DOE

Work starts to empty Hanford’s leaking double-shell tank

March 03, 2016 6:01 PM