From the recording Too Late for Washington


What I am about to tell you is not a secret
The projected price tag to clean it up is $100 billion — and counting.
Started out like war
Poor man getting shit on by the ones in charge
Hanford WA was born 
Its what they call each of 28
dual insulated containers
holding nuclear waste
has been breached – quote unquote dangerous
u might think that’s ok
but their more than 14 years behind schedule
and its costing the tax payers of WA
2 billion a year
and there not even fixing the problem
In Hanford they also have
177 of the single seal tanks
workers have been transferring over
to the dual insulated containers
all together holding some 
56 million Gallons of waste
what does the energy dept. say about it?
these buildings are complex
and cost to the tune of some 13 billion 
and eventually they’ll turn the waste into 
some sort of stable glass form
this is the process known as vistrification
The glass in turn would be put into a stainless steal
Detainment center for long time storage. 
And how long is that? What’s the half life?
There gonna get gong on that… 2022
And in the meantime were supposed to trust them.
Trust that they know what there doing.
Its like the IRS or any other self governing agency
For that matter
You know a fella I used to get high with when I was young
Graduated college, took a job at Hanford, at the plant
He knew he would probably die early from the radiation, but
He figured somebody had to go and keep an eye on things
The Environmental Protection Agency is fining the Department of Energy — which operates Hanford — $10,000 each week. In a letter announcing the fines, the EPA said, “The original 2002 date by which sludge removal was to be completed has been extended 13 years,” and the Department of Energy has had “ample time to fund and commence sludge removal.”
Kelly Kristjanson ©2016