The Test Bed Initiative demonstration project is proposed to show whether some radioactive waste held in Hanford’s underground tanks, such as at the tank farm shown here, could be grouted and shipped to a Texas repository for disposal.
The Test Bed Initiative demonstration project is proposed to show whether some radioactive waste held in Hanford’s underground tanks, such as at the tank farm shown here, could be grouted and shipped to a Texas repository for disposal. Courtesy Department of Energy
The Test Bed Initiative demonstration project is proposed to show whether some radioactive waste held in Hanford’s underground tanks, such as at the tank farm shown here, could be grouted and shipped to a Texas repository for disposal. Courtesy Department of Energy

Senior staff writer Annette Cary covers Hanford, energy, the environment and science for the Tri-City Herald. She’s been a news reporter for more than 30 years in the Pacific Northwest.