Letter: Expose deal to import foreign waste

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The May 3 Columbian story reported “Radioactive waste might be imported” and transported to an incineration facility in Richland, near the Hanford nuclear reservation.

A couple of weeks ago I saw a story saying that there was property going to be leased and after a little research I realized the land was part of Hanford. Now I see we are going to be trucking radioactive material across the country from Mexico and burning it here in the Northwest.

The people who are worried about the coal dust coming off of loaded trains running through our county have been moot on this. What the heck?

We cannot produce our own nuclear energy or dispose of it and properly handle our own waste but we will accept being contaminated by Mexico’s waste?

Carolyn Crain

Vancouver