WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7, 2016, 7:47 A.M.
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.
FRIDAY, DEC. 2, 2016, 7:09 A.M.
Three more Hanford workers reported smelling a suspicious, ammonia-like odor Thursday afternoon in central Hanford and received medical evaluations.
THURSDAY, DEC. 1, 2016, 2:21 P.M.
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 …
TUESDAY, NOV. 29, 2016, 7:49 A.M.
The state of Washington and other plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed over Hanford chemical vapor protection have asked that the trial be delayed five months.
SATURDAY, NOV. 26, 2016, 4:08 P.M.
The Manhattan Project National Historical Park at Hanford is a year old and proving to be quite popular.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23, 2016, 2:49 P.M.
Federal prosecutors say Bechtel National Inc. and a subcontractor have agreed to pay $125 million to settle a lawsuit alleging subpar work in the construction of a nuclear waste treatment …
THURSDAY, NOV. 17, 2016, 8:16 A.M.
Some Hanford workers said they had concerns about raising issues related to possible chemical vapor exposures during a review by the Department of Energy Office of Inspector General.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16, 2016, 11:56 A.M.
A federal judge has denied a request from the state of Washington for increased protections for workers on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation while a lawsuit against the Department of Energy …
TUESDAY, NOV. 15, 2016, 1:36 P.M.
Work is moving ahead to remove radioactive capsules at Hanford from storage in a water-filled pool that could be at risk in a severe earthquake.
THURSDAY, NOV. 3, 2016, 2:50 P.M.
A federal judge has rejected the U.S. Department of Energy’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Washington state over worker safety issues on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.
TUESDAY, NOV. 1, 2016, 10:36 A.M.
The Department of Energy was given three more years to build four large barriers over the ground at the Hanford tank farms to help contain spilled or leaked radioactive and …
MONDAY, OCT. 24, 2016, 12:43 P.M.
A 25-year project to suck up a cancer-causing chemical from the soil in central Hanford has ended in success.
TUESDAY, OCT. 11, 2016, 12:17 P.M.
Wednesday a federal court judge is scheduled to hear arguments in Spokane on the state’s request for a preliminary injunction requiring the Department of Energy and its contractor, Washington River …
FRIDAY, OCT. 7, 2016, 12:07 P.M.
The demolition of one of the most hazardous buildings at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation is set to begin in coming weeks.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21, 2016, 12:46 P.M.
New deadlines for emptying some Hanford nuclear waste tanks might not be met if the government takes steps to better protect workers from chemical vapors.
MONDAY, SEPT. 19, 2016, 1:37 P.M.
A judge has awarded two whistleblowers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation more than $216,000, plus legal fees, after finding that the contractor they worked for retaliated against them for raising …
MONDAY, SEPT. 12, 2016, 1:39 P.M.
Plans to move about 350 Department of Energy and other employees out of the Richland Federal Building are not intended to save federal dollars.
MONDAY, AUG. 29, 2016, 10:13 A.M.
About 300 Hanford workers become employees of CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Co. or its subcontractors Aug. 29. After 11 years, Hanford Washington Closure is wrapping up its contract at the …
TUESDAY, AUG. 9, 2016, 5:06 P.M.
State regulators have fined the federal government and one of its contractors $50,000 for mishandling hazardous waste at Hanford.
THURSDAY, AUG. 4, 2016, 10:43 A.M.
Two more Hanford Nuclear Reservation workers have received medical evaluations for possible exposure to chemical vapors after reporting a suspicious odor.
MONDAY, AUG. 1, 2016, 1:24 P.M.
A wildfire burning toward the Hanford nuclear reservation scorched about 110 square miles of grassland Monday as it spread from Yakima County into Benton County.
THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2016, 10:59 A.M.
Washington’s attorney general on Thursday asked a federal judge to immediately take steps to protect Hanford Nuclear Reservation workers from exposure to chemical vapors.
THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2016, 6:32 P.M.
The DOE’s nuclear program almost never holds its civilian contractors accountable for unlawful retaliation against whistleblowers, according to a highly critical Government Accountability Office report released Thursday, July 14, 2016.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2016, 9:54 A.M.
Even while workers on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation are engaged in a job action to protest getting sick from chemical vapors, two more employees reported possible exposure to the vapors.
TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2016, 10:31 P.M.
A rare work stoppage continued Tuesday by Hanford Nuclear Reservation workers who contend that radioactive wastes left from nuclear weapons production are making them sick.
MONDAY, JULY 11, 2016, 1:45 P.M.
A coalition of labor unions on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation stopped work Monday at some of the radioactive waste tank farms because of health concerns over chemical vapors.
FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2016, 10:27 A.M.
The contractor that operates radioactive waste storage tanks at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation is proposing some reforms after dozens of workers reported becoming sick from chemical vapors associated with the …
WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2016, 10:07 A.M.
The U.S. Department of Energy is proposing a seven-year plan to clean up a radioactive waste spill under a building on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.
FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2016, 2:39 P.M.
Federal officials announced Friday they won’t meet a September deadline to start converting 900,000 gallons of high-level radioactive liquid waste to a solid form at the Idaho National Laboratory in …
TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2016
Topics included a push to buy locally, the possibility of a national lottery, the definition of basic education and radioactive contamination from Hanford.