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The Alarming Risks Of Nuclear Clean Up

Cleanup efforts for the dirtiest nuclear site in the U.S. have a 50% chance of a major accident, according to a new report.
July 28, 2004, 5am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"There is a 50% chance of a major accident while the US government attempts to clean up its dirtiest nuclear site over the next three decades, a new study concludes. Even without an accident, the groundwater, a nearby river and fish could end up badly contaminated... There is a 50% chance of a major accident while the US government attempts to clean up its dirtiest nuclear site over the next three decades, a new study concludes. Even without an accident, the groundwater, a nearby river and fish could end up badly contaminated. A decision to fast-track the rehabilitation of the vast Hanford nuclear complex in Washington State poses dangers and could lead to 'costly and time-consuming mistakes' "

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Published on Sunday, July 25, 2004 in New Scientist
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