Let me get this straight -- the Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency and the state Department of Ecology want to pump up contaminated water containing carbon tetrachloride, uranium, chromium, technicium 99 (a valuable superconducting metal) and nitrates (found in most processed meats), clean up the water and then pump it right back into the ground? Brilliant!
Those brainiacs have way too much influence, too easy access to other people's money and excess time on their hands.
Next, they'll continue to build a 30-mile long, 20-inch diameter pipe line to route natural gas from Pasco to the vitrification plant to boil water out of a pot of "waste." Oh, yes, that is already planned!
Wouldn't it be smarter to mass-produce hundreds of 85 megawatt (sub) breeder reactors producing cheap electricity for the vit plant and our local public utility districts?
Clean, efficient nuclear power and well-managed, flood-controlling hydro sources are the future, not unsightly, unreliable and highly subsidized windmills and solar sites.
ROB DUPUY, Pasco