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Inspector General says Hanford capsules at risk in earthquake

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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.

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