Stories tagged: Hanford Nuclear Reservation
FRIDAY, MAY 21, 2010, 9:48 A.M.
DOE endorses Hanford B Reactor for national park
Hanford’s historic B Reactor should be included in any Manhattan Project National Historical Park, along with key Department of Energy property in Tennessee and New Mexico, DOE has told the …
THURSDAY, MAY 13, 2010
Outside view: For Hanford to improve, Yucca must be an option
This commentary from the May 9 Tri-City Herald is presented in place of the customary Spokesman-Review editorial. They aren’t exactly breaking new ground. A coalition of Northwest environmental groups recently …
SUNDAY, MAY 9, 2010
Two Tri-Cities companies get $7 million Hanford building contract
A team of two Tri-Cities businesses has won a subcontract worth nearly $7 million to design and build support buildings for Hanford’s huge landfill for low-level radioactive waste. Fowler General …
FRIDAY, MAY 7, 2010, 1:53 P.M.
Wash. congressmen discuss nuclear fuel storage
U.S. Reps. Doc Hastings and Jay Inslee say they will fight to keep the federal government from abandoning a proposed nuclear waste repository in Nevada.
FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 2010
Hanford deadlines changing
TRI-CITIES, Wash. – The Department of Energy and its regulators have agreed to new legally binding environmental cleanup deadlines for radioactive waste that has been temporarily buried at central Hanford …
THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 2010, 6:50 A.M.
New Hanford radiation cleanup deadlines proposed
The Department of Energy and its regulators have agreed to new legally binding environmental cleanup deadlines for radioactive waste that has been temporarily buried at central Hanford since 1970.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14, 2010
Washington sues to keep Yucca alive
YAKIMA – Washington state filed suit Tuesday to stop the federal government from permanently abandoning the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository, marking the latest clash in a long-standing dispute over …
TUESDAY, APRIL 13, 2010, 12:05 P.M.
Wash. sues to stop feds from abandoning Yucca
Washington state has filed suit to stop the federal government from permanently abandoning the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository, marking the latest clash in a long-standing dispute over where the …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31, 2010, 5:38 P.M.
2 charged in Hanford wire fraud
A former Hanford manager and his wife are facing criminal charges for allegedly using a company credit card to spend $487,000 on personal items.
MONDAY, MARCH 29, 2010, 8:20 A.M.
Hanford waste stranded by Yucca Mountain decision
The tanks are still there, 177 in all, packed with 53 million gallons of radioactive waste. One million gallons have leached into the desert soil.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 24, 2010
Hanford’s risks are large
Even after billions of dollars are spent cleaning up the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, radioactive waste could threaten the Columbia River for thousands of years to come. A government analysis shows …
TUESDAY, FEB. 23, 2010
In brief: Energy Department to discuss Hanford
The cleanup of underground storage tanks at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation will be the topic of a public meeting from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. tonight at the Red Lion …
MONDAY, FEB. 1, 2010, 9:10 A.M.
Swarm of small quakes in past year under Hanford
In the past year about 2,000 small quakes have rattled an area under the Hanford nuclear reservation.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 16, 2009, 2:17 P.M.
More ex-Hanford workers may be eligible for money
More former workers at the Hanford nuclear reservation may be eligible for compensation for developing cancer due to radiation exposure.
FRIDAY, OCT. 23, 2009
Excavators unearthing a bottled-up history
RICHLAND – A glass beer bottle with a faded label that says “brewed in Walla Walla.” Two children’s marbles. A 1938 Buick Roadmaster hubcap. Heavy white ceramic shaving mugs. And …
FRIDAY, OCT. 2, 2009, 9:57 A.M.
GAO suggests leaving more waste in Hanford tanks
The Government Accountability Office says the Energy Department should consider leaving more waste in underground tanks at the Hanford nuclear reservation.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 10, 2009
Editorial: Abandoning waste site undoes years of planning
In 1987 – a full 42 years after the onset of the Manhattan Project – Congress settled on Yucca Mountain in Nevada as the permanent repository for more than 14,000 …
TUESDAY, SEPT. 1, 2009
Hanford landfill may tell of history
RICHLAND – Fifty-thousand people produce a lot of trash. Who knew their dumpsite could be listed on the National Register of Historic Places? A dusty, rural stretch of southeast Washington …
SATURDAY, AUG. 22, 2009, 3:18 P.M.
Okanogan fire destroys home, prompts evacuation
Wildfires near Okanogan in north central Washington have destroyed one home and are threatening 50 others, prompting a mandatory evacuation of the area.
THURSDAY, AUG. 20, 2009
Editorial: Hanford assurances too familiar to taxpayers
Residents of the Pacific Northwest can be forgiven if they don’t share the confidence and enthusiasm that a lineup of state and federal officials showed last week when they announced …
MONDAY, AUG. 17, 2009, 12:37 P.M.
Feds inspecting Hanford nuclear power plant
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is conducting a special inspection of the power plant at the Hanford nuclear reservation because of the electrical fire that shut it down.
TUESDAY, AUG. 11, 2009, 2:07 P.M.
New agreement reached on Hanford cleanup deadlines
RICHLAND — Washington state and federal officials have agreed on new cleanup deadlines for the nation’s most contaminated nuclear site.
SATURDAY, JUNE 20, 2009
Hanford plant shows progress
RICHLAND – Workers at the nation’s most contaminated nuclear site are approaching a turning point in building a massive waste treatment plant there, more than two years after the federal …
TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2009
Hanford landfill draws concerns
RICHLAND – A landfill for low-level radioactive waste at the nation’s most contaminated nuclear site has room to expand, but an advisory board is concerned about the levels of radioactivity …
FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 2009
Workers dig up contaminated nests at Hanford
YAKIMA – Workers at the nation’s most contaminated nuclear site are conducting a sting operation to dig up radioactive wasp nests that could number in the thousands. Mud dauber wasps …
THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2009, 5:38 P.M.
Radioactive wasps causing a buzz at Hanford
Workers at the nation’s most contaminated nuclear site are conducting a sting operation to dig up radioactive wasp nests that could number in the thousands.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10, 2009
Study probes interruptions at Hanford
RICHLAND – Work to clean out nuclear waste from underground tanks and to build a plant to treat the waste at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation was stopped 31 times over …
FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2009
Hanford violators will get stimulus
RICHLAND – Federal contractors that were heavily fined for environmental and safety violations at the nation’s most contaminated nuclear site will receive much of the $2 billion in economic stimulus …
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2009
Hanford contractors ready to settle
For the first time in the protracted Hanford downwinders lawsuit, the lead lawyer for government contractors said Tuesday his companies are ready to offer cash settlements to a few of …
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2009
Hanford project receives cleanup stimulus
RICHLAND – The Department of Energy plans to spend about $2 billion in stimulus money to speed some of the cleanup at Washington’s highly contaminated Hanford Nuclear Reservation. Hanford will …