Thursday, November 30, 2006

Hanford: The Next Brouhaha

Tri-City Herald -- By Annette Cary
"The Tri-City Development Council will study whether Hanford might play a role in recycling fuel from commercial nuclear power reactors, a very early step toward a possible return to production at the nuclear reservation. The study will include a look at whether Hanford's Fast Flux Test Facility could be restarted to do testing for the recycling program. The Department of Energy announced Wednesday that Hanford is one of 11 sites across the nation that will be considered for the project. The first step is a study of the sites with $16 million in grants plus $4 million held in reserve."