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Hanford Cleanup Priorities July 7th Comment Deadline: Trump Budget Wouldn’t Fund All Legal Requirements Even Prior to the Nuclear Waste Tunnel Collapse in May. http://www.hanford.gov/pageaction.cfm/calendar?IndEventId=8175

One Tunnel Full of Plutonium Contaminated Nuclear Waste Collapsed In May; High Risk of Collapse of the Second Tunnel. https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2017/07/05/hanford-second-nuclear-waste-tunnel-at-high-risk-of-collapse-as-trump-aims-to-remove-protective-nm-perimeter-trump-budget-fails-to-adequately-fund-cleanup/

American taxpayers and the taxpayers of some European countries, and even Japan, have paid/are paying for cleanup of some of Russia’s Cold War nuclear mess. https://nuclear-news.net/2017/07/03/with-international-help-russia-starts-to-clean-up-andreyeva-bay-radioactive-trash Who will pay for US cleanup? Trump’s beloved Putin who he will meet later in the week?

Meanwhile, the Hanford “National Monument” which adds a bit of extra protective barrier from such accidents is on Trump’s chopping block along with 26 others. Comment Deadline is July 10th: https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=DOI-2017-0002-0001

Trump fundraiser-large donor Doug Kimmelman’s Energy Solutions is present at Hanford. Will it be better funded? Kimmelman-Trump fund-raiser image: https://twitter.com/vosdscott/status/746402445010493440
Donald Trump hopes to cure cash woes with $449,400-per-ticket fundraiserhttps://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/jul/11/donald-trump-campaign-donations-california-fundraiser-clinton.

Emphasis added. Original here: http://www.hanford.gov/files.cfm/Priorities_posters-060817.pdf

Trump donor Kimmelman’s EnergySolutions and French gov owned AREVA are among Hanford contractors: “The operation of maintaining the underground waste storage tanks at Hanford falls under the jurisdiction of Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS).  This organization is responsible for retrieving, treating, storing, and ultimately disposing of the approximately 53,000,000 gallons of nuclear and chemical waste stored in these tanks at the Site. 

Washington River Protection Solutions is a joint venture between URS Corporation and Energy Solutions, with AREVA as the primary subcontractor.” http://www.hanford.gov/page.cfm/WRPS URS is now owned by AECOM.

Possible leak investigated at US nuclear site after worker discovers radioactive materials on clothing The Double-Shell Tank AZ-101 contains 800,000 gallons of nuclear waste” by Narjas Zatat Monday 22 May 2017 http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/hanford-nuclear-waste-site-possible-leak-contamination-radiation-ashington-state-a7747096.html While they subsequently claimed that the tanks were not leaking after all, they do not know (or admit?) the source of contamination: http://www.hanford.gov/news.cfm/DOE/17-004_investigation_shows_no_tank_leak.pdf ]

30-Day Public Comment Period on the Hanford Site Cleanup Budget Priorities
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Richland Operations Office (RL) and Office of River Protection (ORP) along with Hanford’s regulatory agencies, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Washington State Department of Ecology invite you to provide public comment on Hanford’s cleanup budget priorities.  The public comment period will run from June 7 – July 7, 2017.  Please submit written comments no later than July 7 to HanfordPriorities2019@rl.gov or by mail to:
U.S. Department of Energy
Richland Operations Office
P.O. Box 550, H5-20
Richland, WA 99352
Rich Buel

Hanford Comment http://www.hanford.gov/pageaction.cfm/calendar?IndEventId=8175
Hanford Cleanup Priorities Public Meeting June 7, 2017 John Price, Ecology
-DOE-RL Priorities Posters

Click to access Priorities_posters-060817.pdf

DOE-RL Budget Briefing

Click to access DOE-RL_FY18-FY19_RL_Public_Budget_Briefing_Final1.pdf

ORP Budget Briefing Priorities Posters

Click to access Priorities_posters-2017_ORP_FINAL_w-o_numbers.pdf

DOE-ORP Budget Briefing

Click to access Priorities_posters-2017_ORP_FINAL_w-o_numbers.pdf

Ecology Perspective

Click to access Ecology_-_Hanford_Cleanup_Priorities_mtg_2017_06_07.pdf

Hanford Comment http://www.hanford.gov/pageaction.cfm/calendar?IndEventId=8175

Photos from PUREX (plutonium uranium extraction plant) tunnel collapse: