(KCEN) -- Last month officials announced that six tanks at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington State are leaking radioactive waste. Now the Governor, Jay Inslee, says they've come up with a solution to the problem.
But that solution involves shipping the waste to another state.
During a tour of Hanford, Inslee approved of a new federal plan to remove radioactive waste from several underground storage tanks, stabilize the waste and ship it to a facility in New Mexico.
He did admit however, the tanks would continue to leak.
Inslee said, "That bad news is unfortunately there will be some additional leakage in these tanks."
He says the feds will pay the bill but it could take up to four years for waste to start coming out of the leaking tanks and that's assuming New Mexico does not try to block the plan.