The Dept. of Energy (DOE) is seeking public comment on its Draft Waste Incidental to Reprocessing (WIR) Evaluation for Closure of Waste Management Area C at the Hanford Site.
This Draft WIR Evaluation is a tool DOE is using to relabel Hanford's High-level radioactive waste as low-level waste so that it can leave an estimated 62,900 gallons of waste in the 16 C-Farm tanks and cover the waste with concrete. This would allow DOE to "close" this part of the cleanup project, leaving waste in the tanks permanently.
You can let DOE know how you feel about this plan via our online comment form, here.
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