Stories tagged: Hanford
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 4:58 p.m.
The Washington state Department of Health says there is a possible risk to the public if demolition of the Hanford Plutonium Finishing Plant continues without better controls to prevent the …
Wed., Jan. 31, 2018, 7:21 p.m.
The Washington state Department of Health says there is a possible risk to the public if demolition of the Hanford Plutonium Finishing Plant resumes without better controls to prevent the …
Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 9:12 a.m.
The Department of Energy is replacing the managers of a critical radioactive clean-up project after the continued spread of contamination on the Hanford site.
Mon., Jan. 29, 2018, 8:48 a.m.
The Department of Energy plans to open a new center in Richland to help ill Hanford workers and their survivors sort out their options for compensation and care.
Sat., Jan. 27, 2018, 10:23 a.m.
Lower Yakima Valley cattle ranchers have filed a lawsuit against the Department of Defense for nearly $15 million for damage to their land and livelihood after a 2016 wildfire.
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: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 9:07 p.m.
President Donald Trump has nominated a new head for the Department of Energy’s environmental management program, which is responsible for 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.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 28, 2017, 6:18 p.m.
The number of vehicles with specks of radioactive material has increased to 19 as checks continue at Hanford’s Plutonium Finishing Plant continue.
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 25, 2017, 8:01 p.m.
A Department of Energy contractor and its employee, the Kennewick mayor, are asking for a new trial after a jury awarded $8.1 million for retaliation and discrimination against a former …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 22, 2017, 11:34 a.m.
No radioactive contamination has been found at the homes of seven Hanford Nuclear Reservation workers that were surveyed this week.
Fri., Dec. 15, 2017, 8:36 a.m.
A major demolition project on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation was halted for two days this week after air monitors worn by several workers showed they might have inhaled radioactive particles.
Fri., Dec. 15, 2017, 8:34 a.m.
Trial in a federal court lawsuit over chemical vapors on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation has been delayed again.
Tue., Dec. 12, 2017, 9 p.m.
The Hanford tank farm contractor and union leadership have agreed to ease respiratory restrictions around some of the nuclear reservation’s stored waste for the second time.
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 10, 2017, 7:24 p.m.
The Tri-Cities really, really likes its nuclear energy.
Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 7:38 p.m.
Parties to the Hanford nuclear reservation chemical vapors lawsuit have asked a federal judge to delay the trial by 90 days, or more than three years after it was filed.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 9:44 p.m.
Workers on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state have finished cleaning up one of the nation’s most contaminated radioactive waste sites, the U.S. Department of Energy said Thursday.
Fri., Nov. 24, 2017, 8:31 p.m.
The Department of Energy looks to have finished a major project, emptying radioactive and hazardous chemical waste from an entire tank farm.
Sun., Nov. 19, 2017, 9:23 p.m.
An unfinished $16.8 billion complex to treat chemical and radioactive waste at the Hanford site in Central Washington continues to have problems that risk explosions and radioactive releases from unintended …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 12:19 p.m.
The Environmental Protection Agency is advertising for a new Hanford nuclear reservation program manager, but the person may not live or work in the Tri-Cities.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 7:26 p.m.
Inspectors at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in south-central Washington state have found at least seven leaks in the site’s oldest double-walled radioactive waste storage tank.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 11:13 a.m.
The announcement this month that 31 Hanford workers were contaminated from a June 8 incident is raising more questions about how government agencies alert the public about the test results …
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 28, 2017, 10:20 p.m.
The Washington State Department of Ecology is investigating a report of potentially contaminated liquid dumped into the ground at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in August.
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 21, 2017, 9:45 p.m.
The Hanford-area community will be allowed to weigh in as the Department of Energy considers possible shifts in how environmental cleanup is done at Hanford, according to a DOE official …
Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 8:15 a.m.
Thirty-one Hanford nuclear reservation workers inhaled very small amounts of radioactive material after a take-cover order for a contamination spread June 8.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 11:03 p.m.
Six workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation reported an onionlike smell Wednesday afternoon that may have been chemical vapors.
Mon., Oct. 16, 2017, 7:54 p.m.
Apollo Inc. of Kennewick has been awarded an $11.3 million subcontract to prepare the Hanford building sitting above a highly radioactive spill for the installation of cleanup equipment.
Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 7:17 p.m.
A Benton County Superior Court jury awarded $8.1 million to former Hanford manager Julie Atwood in a verdict Tuesday afternoon.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 9, 2017, 4:16 p.m.
The wife of a vice president of a company that already paid a $2 million settlement has agreed to pay $235,000 after a whistle blower showed she headed the shell …
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 10:51 p.m.
Energy Northwest has had its privileges to ship radioactive waste to a commercial disposal site on the Hanford nuclear reservation reinstated.