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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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 …
Topics included a push to buy locally, the possibility of a national lottery, the definition of basic education and radioactive contamination from Hanford.
Two more workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation have reported smelling vapors at the former nuclear weapons production site.
Washington Closure Hanford will lay off its remaining 435 workers starting in July as its U.S. Department of Energy contract comes to an end.
Officials say six more Hanford Nuclear Reservation workers have been evaluated for chemical vapor exposure, bringing the total number to 26.
More workers sought medical evaluations Friday because of potential exposure to chemical vapors at Hanford a day earlier, bringing the total to 20 people.
Eleven workers at a nuclear facility who reported headaches were sent for medical evaluations Thursday after working near an area where waste from a leaking tank was being transferred, U.S. …
Officials for the Hanford Nuclear Reservation are trying to determine if a second giant underground tank containing radioactive waste from the production of plutonium for nuclear weapons is leaking, the …
Workers have succeeded in their first attempt to remove leaked waste from between the shells of the oldest double-shell tank at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.
Fluctuations inside a huge tank of radioactive waste are raising concerns on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state, and workers are preparing to pump out the area of the …
The U.S. Department of Energy lists the Idaho National Laboratory as a possible site for storing about 1,300 dump truck loads of low level radioactive waste.
A Hanford Nuclear Reservation contractor has received $18.8 million in incentive pay from the U.S. Department of Energy for its work last year.
The state’s only nuclear power plant has resumed generating electricity after suffering an unplanned shutdown on Monday.
The Obama administration’s proposed Hanford budget seems to foreshadow declaring a cleanup victory, leaving critical work unfinished, Sen. Patty Murray said Wednesday.
Work to empty Hanford’s oldest double-shell tank is expected to start anytime as a March 4 deadline looms.
The U.S. Department of Energy says the remaining work will cost $107.7 billion and be largely completed by 2060.
The Environmental Protection Agency says the uncontrolled spread of small amounts of radioactive waste at Hanford after a Nov. 17 windstorm is alarming.
The Hanford Advisory board says a proposed change in deadlines to clean up radioactive waste in the reservation is too extreme.
New Manhattan Project Historic National Park should memorialize domestic radiation victims.
Professors and graduate students from Washington State University were among more than 1,000 researchers involved in the worldwide effort to detect gravitational waves and confirm Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity. …
The Manhattan Project National Historical Park is taking shape at Hanford and two other locations where the country during World War II crossed the threshhold into the Atomic Age.
SEATTLE — Washington state is suing the federal government again over cleanup at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation — this time over the danger posed to workers by vapor releases from …
Earlier this summer, I was in the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, Japan. That day, and for the next two days, my attention continued to be drawn to the hills …