Cement trucks deliver grout to a pumper truck to pour into the top of a partially collapsed waste storage tunnel at the Hanford nuclear reservation last fall. The work was done under emergency authorization and now Hanford officials want to fill a second tunnel to prevent it from failing.
Cement trucks deliver grout to a pumper truck to pour into the top of a partially collapsed waste storage tunnel at the Hanford nuclear reservation last fall. The work was done under emergency authorization and now Hanford officials want to fill a second tunnel to prevent it from failing. Courtesy DOE
Cement trucks deliver grout to a pumper truck to pour into the top of a partially collapsed waste storage tunnel at the Hanford nuclear reservation last fall. The work was done under emergency authorization and now Hanford officials want to fill a second tunnel to prevent it from failing. Courtesy DOE

State tells Hanford ‘no.’ Stabilizing the radioactive waste tunnel must wait

August 13, 2018 12:52 PM