Skip to main content
Advertising

Originally published Monday, October 8, 2012 at 5:47 AM

  • Share:
           
  • Comments (0)
  • Print

Enterprise reactors to be buried at Hanford

The reactors from the nuclear powered aircraft carrier Enterprise will be buried at the Hanford nuclear reservation after the ship is taken out of service.

The Associated Press

Most Popular Comments
Hide / Show comments
No comments have been posted to this article.
Start the conversation >

advertising

RICHLAND, Wash. —

The reactors from the nuclear powered aircraft carrier Enterprise will be buried at the Hanford nuclear reservation after the ship is taken out of service.

The Tri-City Herald reports ( http://is.gd/84H59f) the Energy Department agrees with a Defense Department environmental assessment to use Hanford. The Navy has been using a Hanford trench since 1986 to bury reactors from its decommissioned nuclear-powered ships and submarines.

The Navy plans to decommission the 51-year-old Enterprise in December. Reactor disposal will take six to eight years.

---

Information from: Tri-City Herald, http://www.tri-cityherald.com

News where, when and how you want it

Email Icon

The Seattle Times Historical Archives

Browse our newspaper page archives from 1900-1984

Career Center Blog

Career Center Blog

5 tips for fighting job burnout


Advertising