Support The Moscow Times!

Russia Watches U.S. Cleanup

RICHLAND, Washington — Representatives of the Russian nuclear regulatory body are getting a firsthand look at U.S. efforts to clean up nuclear waste at the highly contaminated Hanford nuclear reservation in eastern Washington state.

Russia faces similar challenges cleaning up nuclear and chemical waste. This is the second time in four years that a group of regulators from Russia has visited Hanford.

The U.S. Department of Energy says the visitors toured several areas Thursday, including a mock waste tank. Some 200 million liters of highly radioactive waste are stored in 177 aging, underground tanks at Hanford, and emptying the tanks and disposing of the waste are top priorities at the site.

(AP)

Read more

Independent journalism isn’t dead. You can help keep it alive.

The Moscow Times’ team of journalists has been first with the big stories on the coronavirus crisis in Russia since day one. Our exclusives and on-the-ground reporting are being read and shared by many high-profile journalists.

We wouldn’t be able to produce this crucial journalism without the support of our loyal readers. Please consider making a donation to The Moscow Times to help us continue covering this historic time in the world’s largest country.