Tuesday, March 4, 2014

UPDATED: Emergency in Washington: Dam Above Hanford Nuclear Site has Developed a Giant Crack | BPEarthWatch

The Dam Above the Hanford Nuclear Site Has Developed a Giant Crack.

The Wanapum Dam, a hydroelectric project located on the Columbia River in Grant County, Wash., is still running after divers discovered a 65-foot crack that is 2-inches wide.

The dam has not been evacuated and is still producing electricity for the central Washington region. Due to the severity of the problem, a crisis scenario plan has been implemented, meaning that the damage is significant enough that there is potential the dam could fail. 

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