Radioactive Leak in Washington
Hanford Nuclear Reservation, the most contaminated nuclear site in Washington, is on its way to becoming a lot more contaminated. In February 2013, it was reported that six underground tanks containing 53 million gallons of radioactive and toxic waste were leaking. Authorities say the materials pose no threat to public safety, although it is projected that the waste will eventually seep into local groundwater. The tanks were installed several decades ago and have outlived their official use period. "None of these tanks would be acceptable for use today," Tom Carpenter of a Hanford watchdog group told Fox News.