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DOE: Let contamination dissipate

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The Department of Energy proposes to leave some groundwater contamination near the Columbia River at F Reactor to dissipate over 35 to 150 years.

That’s not sitting well with some agencies, including the Hanford Advisory Board, which represents a broad cross-section of local government, environmental, health and worker interests.

“This is the first reactor area along the river to be addressed with a final proposed plan,” said Dan Serres of Oregon-based Columbia Riverkeeper.

It could set a precedent for how…

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