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GOING NUCLEAR Radioactive Waste Tanks Leaking Measuring for radiation at Nuclear Reservation in 2004. (Jackie Johnston/AP)

Radioactive Waste Tanks Leaking

Where's a Swiffer quicker picker-upper when you need one? Six tanks of radioactive and toxic waste at Washington state's Hanford nuclear reservation are leaking, announced state officials on Friday. Although the governor stated that the leaks pose no immediate risk, it would be years before the waste reached groundwater, the situation still doesn't sound good. At least one of the tanks is leaking at a rate of 150 to 300 gallons a year. Paging the Creature from the Black Lagoon: we have an opportunity for you.

February 23, 2013 2:48 PM