Hanford Nuclear Reservation
The southeastern Washington site that helped end WWII. Now one of the most irradiated locations on the planet.
Mon., Oct. 16, 2017, 7:54 p.m.
Kennewick builder wins $11.3M Hanford contract
Apollo Inc. of Kennewick has been awarded an $11.3 million subcontract to prepare the Hanford building sitting above a highly radioactive spill for the installation of cleanup equipment.
Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 7:17 p.m.
Former Hanford worker awarded $8 million in retaliation case
A Benton County Superior Court jury awarded $8.1 million to former Hanford manager Julie Atwood in a verdict Tuesday afternoon.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 9, 2017, 4:16 p.m.
Wife of business head agrees to pay $235,000 after exposed as shell company at Hanford
The wife of a vice president of a company that already paid a $2 million settlement has agreed to pay $235,000 after a whistle blower showed she headed the shell …
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 10:51 p.m.
Richland nuclear plant OK’d to ship radioactive waste
Energy Northwest has had its privileges to ship radioactive waste to a commercial disposal site on the Hanford nuclear reservation reinstated.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 1:23 p.m.
Crews start injecting grout into collapsed Hanford tunnel
Workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation have started injecting grout into a partially collapsed tunnel that contains radioactive wastes left over from the production of nuclear weapons.
Tue., Nov. 10, 2015, 1:01 p.m.
Rattlesnake Mountain access issue strikes chord in Tri-Cities
CONSERVATION — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is accepting public comments on options for access to Rattlesnake Mountain, a choice ridge of high ground near the Tri-Cities formerly restricted …
Fri., Sept. 5, 2014, 5:05 p.m.
State won’t extend Hanford deadline a third time
OLYMPIA — Washington state will not give the federal government a third extension of the deadline for coming up with a way to resolve the dispute over cleaning up waste …
Tue., April 8, 2014, 8:05 a.m.
Sign up: Hanford Reach wildflower tours
NATIVE PLANTS — Spring wildflower tours at Hanford Reach National Monument have proved so popular, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is doubling the number of tours this year — …
Tue., Aug. 13, 2013, 5:50 p.m.
Court to Obama: Follow the law on waste repository
The federal government must resume work on the Yucca Mountain repository in Nevada that would store the high-level nuclear waste from Hanford and other sites around the country, a federal …
Tue., June 25, 2013, 6 a.m.
Nuclear waste leaking into soil at Hanford
Hanford is the most contaminated site in the western hemisphere and, twenty-five years into the cleanup, there are still new challenges to face. It’s not like there weren’t dangerous hurdles …
Sun., Aug. 10, 2014
Hanford Site Public Tour
Thousands of tourists visit Hanford Nuclear Reservation each year, taking advantage of free bus tours provided by the U.S. Department of Energy to learn more about the history and cleanup …