WATCH: Work session briefing on Hanford’s leaking storage tanks

Hanford TanksThe Senate Energy, Environment and Telecommunications Committee held a special hearing at 8 a.m. on Thursday, February 28, 2013, to learn more about the recently reported leaks from six underground radioactive waste storage tanks at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Hanford Site. In addition to a briefing from representatives from Ecology, which oversees Hanford cleanup on the state’s behalf, a project director from Bechtel National also gave the senators an update about Hanford’s Waste Treatment Plant project and plans to convert the waste now stored in underground tanks into glass that can be sent away for storage at a long-term repository.