Stories tagged: Hanford Nuclear Reservation
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 28, 2018, 5:02 p.m.
State regulators have approved a request by the U.S. Department of Energy to begin work stabilizing a tunnel at Hanford that contains rail cars loaded with radioactive equipment and is …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 19, 2018, 5:56 p.m.
The federal government will try to control, capture and eliminate dangerous vapors coming out of the nuclear waste tanks on the Hanford Reservation as a way to avoid a pending …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 6, 2018, 7:29 p.m.
The Chief Financial Officer of one of the prime contractors at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation has agreed to pay $124,440 to resolve allegations that he accepted more than $40,000 in …
UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018, 3:57 p.m.
The federal government is demanding that the company building a giant nuclear waste treatment plant in Washington state provide records proving that the steel used in the nearly $17 billion …
Thu., Jan. 25, 2018, 2:25 p.m.
New test results show that monitoring for airborne radioactive contamination has not protected some Hanford Nuclear Reservation workers demolishing the Plutonium Finishing Plant.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 1:46 p.m.
A judge is refusing to reduce the $8.1 million verdict against a Hanford Nuclear Reservation contractor and one of its employees.
Tue., Jan. 2, 2018, 8:09 a.m.
The Energy Department says it will permanently close a damaged radioactive waste storage tank on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.
Fri., Dec. 29, 2017, 9:41 a.m.
The Department of Energy has put out a draft request for bids for a company to provide occupational medical and health services at the Hanford nuclear reservation.
Fri., Dec. 22, 2017, 9:21 p.m.
The Hanford nuclear reservation workforce must have confidence that Hanford officials are putting safety ahead of legal deadlines and financial interests, said the U.S. senators for Washington state.
Thu., Dec. 14, 2017, 9:58 p.m.
Demolition at a highly contaminated complex at the Hanford nuclear reservation has been halted.
Thu., Nov. 2, 2017
Most recently comes news that the state Department of Ecology is investigating the dumping of potentially contaminated liquid into the ground.
Mon., Oct. 23, 2017, 11:24 a.m.
The U.S. Department of Energy has picked a new manager for its Office of River Protection on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 9:37 p.m.
The state of Washington has levied a $16,000 fine for failure to identify a white powder on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 11:11 a.m.
U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s visit to the Mid-Columbia is “an edification” – the chance to see firsthand the work being done at places like the Hanford nuclear reservation and …
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 9:36 p.m.
The temperature has soared to 107 degrees at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation this summer. In the tank farms, workers pull on three pairs of gloves, cover their faces with respirator …
UPDATED: Tue., July 4, 2017, 11:23 p.m.
An aerial drone hampered efforts on Tuesday to extinguish a fire that recently crossed into the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Central Washington. The air tactical group noticed the drone hovering …
UPDATED: Fri., June 30, 2017, 10:11 p.m.
A second tunnel containing radioactive waste at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation is “structurally deficient by almost every measure” and at risk of caving in, state regulators said Friday.
Mon., June 12, 2017, 1:15 p.m.
The state’s largest solar power project will be built on former Hanford Nuclear Reservation land near Richland.
Wed., May 24, 2017, 5:48 p.m.
Radioactive contamination found on a piece of equipment on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation was not the result of a leak in an underground nuclear waste storage tank.
UPDATED: Thu., May 25, 2017, 11:11 a.m.
Lawmakers ask Government Accountability Office to review Hanford cleanup after tunnel collapse.
Tue., May 23, 2017, 6:53 p.m.
President Donald Trump’s proposed budget includes a cut of about $120 million for the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, despite two recent incidents that raised concern about worker safety at the former …
UPDATED: Tue., May 23, 2017, 8:38 a.m.
Last Friday, Washington members of Congress warned about cuts to the Hanford cleanup efforts. Now they’re bracing for proposed cuts when President Donald Trump’s budget is released Tuesday.
UPDATED: Fri., May 19, 2017, 4:54 p.m.
A worker at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state got radioactive contamination on his clothing this week during an incident at an underground waste storage tank that indicated a …
Fri., May 19, 2017, 3:21 p.m.
The governors of Washington and Oregon are asking President Donald Trump to increase the funding for Hanford Nuclear Reservation cleanup efforts.
Fri., May 12, 2017
The beleaguered Hanford cleanup is a national embarrassment, with serious consequences for this region.
UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017, 10:42 p.m.
A hole that was discovered this week on top of a nuclear waste storage tunnel has been plugged with dirt, ending an emergency situation at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, U.S. …
UPDATED: Tue., May 9, 2017, 8:26 p.m.
Two years ago, the U.S. Department of Energy was warned that two tunnels containing radioactive waste at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation were vulnerable to collapse.
UPDATED: Tue., May 9, 2017, 8:23 p.m.
Area around Hanford’s PUREX plant has been dumping ground for radioactive and chemical waste for years
For decades during the Cold War arms race, nuclear waste was dumped at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation’s sprawling 200 East and 200 West areas.
UPDATED: Tue., May 9, 2017, 8:38 p.m.
Hanford officials say they’re working on a fix for a gaping hole that appeared Tuesday in the roof of a storage tunnel containing rail cars full of radioactive equipment at …
Thu., March 16, 2017, 7:28 a.m.
Hanford contractors are looking at layoffs as they prepare to cut up to 300 jobs at the nuclear reservation by this fall. The central Hanford contractor, CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation …