Leak of highly radioactive waste from the six underground storage tanks Henforskogo complex on the banks of the Columbia River in the U.S. state of Washington was found on Saturday. This was announced by the state governor Jay Inslee. He called the leak of information about the "panic", but assured that radiation levels in the area of leakage and increased risk to human health is not.
Diversion of waste from one of the containers was seen last week. As a possible cause is called the long end of life vessels.
Storage Henforskogo complex is under the control of the U.S. federal government. Just a burial ground under the ground in 177 special containers to store 200 million liters of nuclear waste from the production of plutonium, which is used to make nuclear weapons, RIA Novosti reported.
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