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Inslee worried over plans to treat high-level waste in Hanford tanks

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KENNEWICK — The Department of Energy has proposed a promising approach to treating Hanford’s low-activity radioactive waste held in underground tanks, Gov. Jay Inslee said during a press conference Thursday.

But he remains concerned about how DOE plans to treat the high-level radioactive waste held in the tanks, he said.

He may know more in mid-March, when Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz is considering a visit to the state to meet with the governor and other leaders to discuss DOE’s plans…

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