The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

This Afternoon

Hi79° Sunny

Tonight

Lo49° Mostly Clear

Tuesday

Hi64° Slight Chc Thunderstorms

Tuesday Night

Lo43° Slight Chc Thunderstorms

Wednesday

Hi64° Chance Showers

Wednesday Night

Lo43° Chance Showers

Thursday

Hi72° Mostly Sunny

Thursday Night

Lo48° Partly Cloudy

Friday

Hi75° Mostly Sunny

Friday Night

Lo46° Partly Cloudy

Inspector General says Hanford capsules at risk in earthquake

Send to Kindle
Print This

KENNEWICK — Hanford officials should move radioactive cesium and strontium capsules to dry storage as soon as possible, in part because of the potential risk posed by a severe earthquake, federal inspectors say.

The 1,936 capsules are stored underwater at Hanford’s Waste Encapsulation and Storage Facility (WESF) in central Hanford, which has been operated almost a decade longer than it was designed to last.

View my options or Sign in