Listed below are four pages of a memo from the Department of Energy's Jessie Hill Robinson, Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management, that list's the current Administration;s Environmental Management priorities. They have been scanned from an n-th generation photocopy so they may be hard to read. |
This memo has caused a lot of angst within the Hanford Advisory Board, particularly priorities 2, 5, 8, and 9. These priorities call for reducing the cost of clean up and speeding up clean up of nuclear devestated sites in Hanford, Rocky Flats, Ohio, and Idaho through means such as eliminating the need to process high level liquid wastes such as those in ground water. Also mentioned by HAB, at a board meeting that happened today (there is another one happening tomorrow, Friday the 7th), such speed up would also entail leaving leaking nuclear storage cells in the ground at Hanford.
HAB, created in part to include public participation in clean up talks and to make sure clean up can happen in an enviro and eco sane way felt that they could not honestly tell the public Hanford could be cleaned up with these priorities in place at the DOE.