February 27, 2013 at 4:00 PM
Hanford treatment plant behind schedule
An atomic bomb was built faster
There is a historical irony in that the Manhattan Project netted us an A-bomb in less than three years, but it is taking the Department of Energy decade upon fruitless decade and wasted billions to resolve the disposition of nuclear waste at Hanford [“Treatment plant at Hanford won’t be done by 2019 deadline,” NWWednesday, Feb. 20].
Perhaps if we made both houses of Congress convene on the land overlying the leaking tanks, the whole process might be sped up immeasurably.
–Thomas Munyon, Marysville
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