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Expert: the speech about radiation accident on a nuclear complex doesn't go to the USA - RIA Novosti, 5/9/2017


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MOSCOW, on May 9 — RIA Novosti. An incident in the storage of radioactive waste, largest in the USA, in the territory of the Henfordsky complex as it is possible to judge by information arriving from the place of state of emergency, isn't radiation accident, but he emphasizes importance of the reliable handling of nuclear "heritage" of times of Cold War, the expert in nuclear industry considers, the editor-in-chief of the AtomInfo.ru portal Alexander of Uvarov.© of Fotolia/bluedesignB large storage of radioactive materials in the USA it is announced trevogarany on Tuesday the American mass media have reported that in storage of radioactive waste in the Henfordsky nuclear complex there was a collapse of designs, the personnel are partially evacuated, workers have asked to be in the shelter, to provide reliable ventilation, to refrain from reception of water and food. At the same time, presence of radioactive materials at air isn't recorded. In storage there is radioactive waste which has remained, mainly, after the experiments within the military nuclear program of the USA. "According to that information that arrives from Henford, emission of radioactive materials hasn't happened. So far it is hard to say what capacities (with waste) have got under a collapse and whether have got in general. But already now it is possible with almost with absolute confidence to say that radiation accident hasn't happened" — Uvarov has told RIA Novosti. Earlier experts repeatedly paid attention that in the Henfordsky complex appropriate control of safety of storage of radioactive waste isn't provided; in particular, leaks from the capacities containing them took place. "Current incident shows all importance of the reliable handling of nuclear "heritage" of times of Cold War. As for Russia, Rosatom performs works in this area at very high level" — has noted Uvarov.Just of IN: Emergency declared at Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state, workers told to shelter in place https://t.co/W8rV55lnjA pic.twitter.com/2kzmwu6br0khenfordsky a complex (the State of Washington is located on the river bank Colombia) — now the complex taken out of service on production of plutonium for the American nuclear and weapon program. In Henforda the first-ever industrial reactor for development of weapon plutonium settled down. During all the time the Henfordsky complex has performed works about 57 tons of weapon plutonium that has made two thirds of all this material acquired in Ssha.Posle the end of Cold War production of plutonium at the enterprise has been phased down, however as a result of production there were over 200 thousand highly active radioactive waste which are in the territory of a complex. It makes about two thirds of the volume of all radioactive waste in the territory of the USA.

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