The comments come amid uncertainty over whether the US will withdraw from the Paris agreement.
Hundreds of workers have been forced to “take cover” after a tunnel in a nuclear finishing plant collapsed in Washington state.
…a manager sent a message to workers telling them to “secure ventilation in your building” and to “refrain from eating or drinking.” The US Department of Energy activated its Emergency Operations Center Tuesday following the collapse. Some workers were reportedly told to evacuate while others were told to shelter-in-place as officials investigated the severity of the situation.
The tunnel reportedly contained highly contaminated materials including nuclear waste trains that are used to transport radioactive fuel rods.
…Before the Tuesday collapse, those tanks were reportedly leaking toxic and radioactive vapours and chemicals that have been linked to cancer, brain damage, and lung damage. There were at least 61 workers exposed to those deadly vapours last year. Experts have called the location “the most toxic place in America” and “an underground Chernobyl waiting to happen.”
Interesting idea. Wonder if it works…
A new anti-protest law implicates anyone “found to be a conspirator” with a convicted trespasser, threatening environmental groups with huge fines.
“We’re being overwhelmed by our waste.”
President Donald Trump is all about bucking precedent, and he’s doing it again when it comes to public lands.