Stories tagged: Hanford
Wed., April 26, 2017, 8:34 a.m.
Three accused of trespassing to collect elk antlers at Hanford
Three men have been accused of trespassing to collect deer and elk antlers on the Hanford nuclear reservation.
UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 10:22 p.m.
U.S.: Nuclear waste mislabeled at Washington state site
A shipment of nuclear waste from a commercial power plant located on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state was improperly labeled when it was trucked to a commercial disposal …
Sun., April 9, 2017, 7:48 p.m.
Annual Hanford tours to start April 17
The annual tours of the Hanford portion of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park will start on April 17.
UPDATED: Thu., March 30, 2017, 4:14 p.m.
Hanford workers demolish famous nuclear accident site
Workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state have finished demolishing the site of a famous nuclear accident during the Cold War that exposed a man to the highest …
UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2017, 9:48 p.m.
Senators urge new energy secretary to protect Hanford workers
Washington’s two U.S. senators brought the chemical vapors issue at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation to the attention of new Energy Secretary Rick Perry, asking him to improve safety and make …
Sat., March 11, 2017, 9:38 p.m.
WSU Tri-Cities explores legacy of Hanford, Manhattan Project
Washington State University Tri-Cities will consider the legacy of the Manhattan Project in a conference this week that includes local and international speakers, tours and a well-known author introducing his …
UPDATED: Sat., March 11, 2017, 12:48 p.m.
Lights go out at Hanford plutonium plant
For the first time in 60 years, Hanford’s Plutonium Finishing Plant is off the electrical grid. Power has been disconnected for the safety of workers doing the final cleanout of …
Mon., March 6, 2017, 8:09 a.m.
Hanford ill worker compensation bill passes House
Legislation that could allow ill Hanford workers to more easily get worker compensation claims approved has been passed by the state House.
UPDATED: Wed., March 1, 2017, 11:28 a.m.
Report: Hanford vit plant failed to cancel unneeded purchases
Hanford officials failed to cancel some purchase orders after technical issues halted construction on part of the Hanford vitrification plant, according to the Department of Energy Office of Inspector General.
Wed., March 1, 2017, 8 a.m.
Hanford project to keep uranium out of Columbia River
Work to keep uranium from leaching into the Columbia River at Hanford just north of Richland is being expanded after a test showed good results. Wells are being drilled now …
Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 9:34 a.m.
Hanford pumps out contents of leaking nuclear waste tank
A leaking radioactive waste storage tank on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation has been pumped of its contents. The Department of Energy says Tank AY-102 was pumped “to the limits” of …
Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 11:27 a.m.
Washington bill would help certain sick Hanford workers
Washington state lawmakers are considering a measure to help former nuclear site workers with certain illnesses receive the needed care and compensation.
Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 8:09 a.m.
Trial delayed for Hanford chemical vapors case
A federal judge has again pushed back the trial date for a lawsuit over employee concerns about exposure to chemical vapors at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. KNDU-TV reported Monday that …
Tue., Jan. 31, 2017, 8:22 a.m.
Radioactive spread halts Hanford nuclear facility demolition
The demolition of a major plutonium plant at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state has been put on pause after radioactive contamination spread outside the facility. The
Thu., Jan. 26, 2017, 10:27 a.m.
Hanford vapors lawsuit heading to mediation
Parties in a lawsuit seeking better protection for Hanford workers from chemical vapors have agreed to pursue mediation, according to court documents filed Wednesday. Plaintiffs and defendants have asked U.S. …
Thu., Jan. 19, 2017, 5:39 p.m.
Hanford contractor agrees to pay $5.3 million to settle timecard fraud
The U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday that a contractor has agreed to pay $5.3 million to settle allegations that it knowingly bilked the government through a time-card scheme that …
Sat., Jan. 7, 2017
New problem arises at Hanford
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Thu., Jan. 5, 2017, 12:22 p.m.
Washington nuclear power plant sets generation record
A Washington nuclear power plant has set a record for annual generation despite two unexpected outages in 2016.
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017, 9:28 a.m.
Radioactive contamination spreading in closed Hanford plant, REDOX
Radioactive contamination is spreading inside a deteriorating processing plant on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.
Fri., Dec. 30, 2016, 12:39 p.m.
Hanford tank farm contractor awarded $9.6 million incentive pay
The Department of Energy awarded its tank farm contractor at Hanford $9.6 million for fiscal 2016, or 77 percent of the almost $12.5 million incentive award possible based on a …
Thu., Dec. 29, 2016, 1:03 p.m.
Progress made to resolve Hanford vit plant technical issues
Progress is being made to resolve the technical issues that have stopped some construction at the Hanford vitrification plant since 2012. The Department of Energy and its contractor, Bechtel National, …
Tue., Dec. 20, 2016, 9:50 a.m.
Work restarts to empty Hanford tank with inside leak
Work resumed despite recent frigid temperatures to empty an underground tank at Hanford with radioactive waste leaking between its double shells.
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016, 1:46 p.m.
Energy Department raises price tag to $16 billion for Hanford plant
The price tag for a long-delayed facility to treat dangerous radioactive wastes left over from the production of nuclear weapons has climbed from $12 billion to $16.8 billion, making it …
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 1:04 p.m.
Richland nuclear plant barred from shipping waste after incident
Energy Northwest is temporarily barred from sending waste to a commercial disposal site at Hanford after a shipment in November had more radioactivity than reported.
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 6:14 a.m.
Trump team asks about Hanford, national labs
President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team has asked about the Hanford vitrification plant in a questionnaire circulated at the Department of Energy, along with questions about the work of national laboratories …
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 3:57 p.m.
Feds begin special inspection of Richland nuclear plant
Federal regulators will begin inspecting the Columbia Generating Station after the nuclear plant shipped waste that had higher radioactivity than was reported.
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 9:38 a.m.
Energy Department at risk of missing Hanford deadlines
The U.S. Department of Energy is at risk of missing new court-enforced deadlines for emptying some radioactive waste storage tanks on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 7:47 a.m.
Trial date pushed back for Hanford chemical vapors case
A nonjury trial for a lawsuit filed by the state of Washington and other parties over increased protections for workers on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation has been postponed.
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016, 7:09 a.m.
More Hanford workers report possible tank vapors
Three more Hanford workers reported smelling a suspicious, ammonia-like odor Thursday afternoon in central Hanford and received medical evaluations.
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 2:21 p.m.
Hanford workers don’t trust vapor management, report says
Many workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation do not trust the way the U.S. Department of Energy and its contractor are managing the issue of chemical vapors that are sickening …