Stories tagged: Hanford
Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
More than 2,000 people submitted comments or signed petitions critical of a proposal for closing Hanford’s underground radioactive waste storage tanks, according to a coalition of environmental and Hanford watchdog …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 5:56 p.m.
Based on a case brought by whistleblowers, a company that was supposed to provide a functional electronic-medical-records system for Hanford has agreed to pay $389,355 to resolve allegations that it …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 26, 2018, 10:17 p.m.
More than 500 workers in the center of the Hanford nuclear reservation were ordered to take cover indoors Friday morning after steam was spotted rising from a radioactive waste storage …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 26, 2018, 1:14 p.m.
A take cover order that lasted about four hours has been lifted for Hanford nuclear reservation workers.
Sat., Sept. 29, 2018, 2:40 p.m.
The Department of Energy has been cleared to immediately begin stabilizing a tunnel containing highly radioactive waste that is at risk of collapse.
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 23, 2018, 11:01 a.m.
President Trump signed spending bills Friday that include a budget increase for the Hanford nuclear reservation.
Wed., Sept. 19, 2018, noon
A settlement agreement has been reached in a 3-year-old lawsuit filed by Washington state to better protect workers from chemical vapors at the Hanford nuclear reservation, state Attorney General Bob …
Fri., Sept. 14, 2018, 4:24 p.m.
Work to demolish a former nuclear weapons production plant in Washington state could resume next week, nearly nine months after a spread of radioactive contamination forced a shutdown.
Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 10:45 a.m.
A final spending bill for next year puts the Hanford nuclear reservation budget at $2.4 billion, well above the amount proposed by the Trump administration.
Sun., Sept. 9, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
A wildfire burned an estimated 3,000 acres on the Hanford nuclear reservation early Saturday morning, and a larger fire was burning uncontained on Saddle Mountain.
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 2, 2018, 9:52 p.m.
Hanford needs to do a better job in recording the status of the site’s approximately 12,000 wells that are either decommissioned or in use, according to a new audit report …
Wed., Aug. 29, 2018, 12:30 p.m.
The possible collapse of a second Hanford tunnel storing radioactive waste is both more likely than thought a year ago and the effects potentially more severe, according to Hanford officials.
Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 10:08 a.m.
A fire at a laboratory on a former nuclear weapons production site has sent two workers to the hospital.
Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 10:15 a.m.
A radiologically contaminated piece of equipment left the Hanford nuclear reservation and was taken into north Richland by mistake, according to a message sent Wednesday afternoon to Hanford employees.
Tue., July 31, 2018, 9:22 a.m.
A final plan for cleanup of the Hanford nuclear reservation at the horn of the Columbia River will leave land clean enough to live on.
Wed., July 18, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Bechtel National is prohibited from making many large purchases at the Hanford vitrification plant without case-by-case Department of Energy approval after concerns were raised in an audit.
Fri., July 13, 2018, 7:01 p.m.
A dozen current or former Hanford fire captains or platoon sergeants are suing their employer over pay.
UPDATED: Sun., July 1, 2018, 10:08 p.m.
More of Hanford’s newest waste storage tanks could be at risk of developing leaks, according to a new evaluation.
UPDATED: Mon., June 18, 2018, 11:54 a.m.
One of Washington state’s most endangered historic places is located on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation near Richland.
Tue., June 12, 2018, 11:25 a.m.
A Hanford watchdog group is objecting as the Department of Energy takes the first step toward a plan to fill underground, radioactive waste storage tanks with concrete-like grout and leave …
Fri., June 8, 2018, 8:37 a.m.
A former Hanford Nuclear Reservation contractor has reached a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice in a lawsuit involving millions of dollars in contracts intended for small businesses.
Tue., June 5, 2018, 12:11 p.m.
A wildfire burned about 4.4 square miles of the decommissioned Hanford nuclear production complex in Washington.
Wed., May 30, 2018, 7:26 p.m.
The Department of Energy’s two Hanford offices would remain separate at least through 2024 under the defense spending authorization act approved by the U.S. House.
Tue., May 22, 2018, 9:03 a.m.
A Hanford environmental cleanup contractor has earned $9.9 million in incentive pay from the Department of Energy for its work at the nuclear reservation.
Mon., May 21, 2018, 8:22 a.m.
The bank in the ghost town of White Bluffs on the Hanford nuclear reservation has been rehabilitated and can be seen on Manhattan Project National Historical Park tours.
Wed., May 16, 2018, 7:36 p.m.
Researchers in Richland have done what the $17 billion vitrification plant at Hanford is intended to do – turn radioactive waste into a solid glass form.
Wed., May 2, 2018, 8:52 a.m.
A class-action lawsuit was filed this week on behalf of Hanford workers who lost pension benefits under a failed economic development program.
UPDATED: Wed., April 25, 2018, 8:46 p.m.
U.S. investigators have said that problems first identified six years ago at a Washington state plant where deadly nuclear waste would be treated continue to plague the multi-billion dollar facility.
Mon., April 16, 2018, 9:51 a.m.
No settlement agreement between a former Hanford contractor and the U.S. Department of Justice was filed in federal court by a Friday deadline.
UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018, 9:31 p.m.
The U.S. Department of Energy has doubts that a massive nuclear waste treatment plant at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation can open by a 2022 deadline.