The Department of Energy's Erik Olds walks inside a mockup of one of the Hanford nuclear reservation's 177 underground tanks. The tanks hold 53 million gallons of radioactive waste from 40 years of plutonium production.
The Department of Energy's Erik Olds walks inside a mockup of one of the Hanford nuclear reservation's 177 underground tanks. The tanks hold 53 million gallons of radioactive waste from 40 years of plutonium production. MCT/Seattle Times
The Department of Energy's Erik Olds walks inside a mockup of one of the Hanford nuclear reservation's 177 underground tanks. The tanks hold 53 million gallons of radioactive waste from 40 years of plutonium production. MCT/Seattle Times

Dept. of Energy confirms tank leak at Hanford nuclear reservation

October 23, 2012 7:17 AM