Stories tagged: Hanford
Tue., Oct. 3, 2017, 6:42 p.m.
Three American physicists won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics for their work discovering gravitational waves, bolstering Einstein’s theory of relativity.
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 10:08 a.m.
A federal court ruling says the Department of Energy had no obligation to continue full pension benefits for Hanford nuclear reservation workers who were required to switch from one employer …
Fri., Sept. 22, 2017
A whistleblower has been paid $470,000 out of a $2 million settlement after successfully challenging what she and government prosecutors say was a shell company at the Hanford nuclear site.
Sun., Sept. 10, 2017, 8:12 p.m.
The Tri-Cities’ top federal regulatory official for the Hanford nuclear reservation has retired after more than eight years in the job.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 11:27 p.m.
Just days after Energy Secretary Rick Perry made his first trip to the Hanford nuclear reservation, HBO’s John Oliver used the polluted nuclear site as a satirical punching bag for …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 9:30 p.m.
State health officials say radioactive plutonium and americium have been found in air samples collected where workers enter the secure area of the Hanford nuclear reservation in southeastern Washington.
Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 1:42 p.m.
The Bonneville Power Administration asked Energy Northwest not to do any significant maintenance or surveillance that in any way would jeopardize the Columbia Generating Station from operating at 100 percent …
Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 10:59 a.m.
The Department of Energy plans to step up monitoring of a Hanford tunnel storing highly radioactive waste while it studies ways to keep it from collapsing.
Sun., July 30, 2017, 2:13 p.m.
The U.S. House passed a package of appropriation bills that included a budget for the Hanford nuclear reservation for the next fiscal year before members scattered for a five-week summer …
Tue., July 25, 2017, 11:11 a.m.
The Department of Energy would be required to establish a resource center to help Hanford workers exposed to chemical vapors, under proposed federal legislation.
Sat., July 22, 2017
Longtime “Queen of the Bitches” Kathie Bross has passed away, her purple tiara passing to a successor.
Mon., July 17, 2017, 2:08 p.m.
A landmark on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation is gone, after the big ventilation stack at the Plutonium Finishing Plant was demolished.
Wed., July 12, 2017, 8 p.m.
Sen. Maria Cantwell says the Hanford Reach National Monument in eastern Washington is no longer under review for possible changes to the protections created for the natural landmark.
Fri., July 7, 2017, 11:27 a.m.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued a “white” violation finding against the nuclear power plant near Richland related to a November radioactive waste shipping incident.
UPDATED: Tue., July 4, 2017, 11:23 p.m.
An aerial drone hampered efforts on Tuesday to extinguish a fire that recently crossed into the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Central Washington. The air tactical group noticed the drone hovering …
UPDATED: Tue., July 4, 2017, 10 p.m.
A U.S. senator is questioning the new subcontracting arrangement at the Hanford nuclear reservation’s vitrification plant. Bechtel National announced in January that it and its primary subcontractor were forming a …
Mon., July 3, 2017, 9:09 a.m.
A wildfire burning in Benton County, Washington, shut down roads and forced the evacuation of some workers at the Hanford nuclear site.
UPDATED: Wed., June 28, 2017, 3:21 p.m.
An acting leader for the Department of Energy’s nationwide nuclear environmental cleanup program, including the Hanford nuclear reservation, was named on Tuesday.
UPDATED: Thu., June 15, 2017, 10:23 p.m.
Future accidental radiation releases at the largest U.S. site of waste from nuclear weapons production are likely following back-to-back emergency evacuations of workers in May and June because aging infrastructure …
UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017, 10:21 p.m.
Five Hanford workers received medical evaluations as a precaution after they and other workers reported suspicious odors that could indicate the presence of chemical vapors Tuesday morning at the nuclear …
UPDATED: Tue., June 13, 2017, 8:33 p.m.
Five Hanford workers received medical evaluations as a precaution after they and additional workers reported suspicious odors that could indicate the presence of chemical vapors at the nuclear reservation Tuesday …
Mon., June 12, 2017, 1:15 p.m.
The state’s largest solar power project will be built on former Hanford Nuclear Reservation land near Richland.
UPDATED: Thu., June 8, 2017, 11:31 p.m.
Radiation warning alarms sounded Thursday at a former plutonium production plant in Washington state, prompting a take-cover order that sent about 350 workers seeking cover indoors during the demolition of …
Thu., June 1, 2017, 10:51 a.m.
A partially collapsed Hanford waste storage tunnel will be filled with grout to further stabilize it, the Department of Energy said Wednesday.
Wed., May 31, 2017, 1:31 p.m.
The Department of Energy’s assessment of Bechtel National at Hanford continues to inch upward.
UPDATED: Thu., May 25, 2017, 11:11 a.m.
Lawmakers ask Government Accountability Office to review Hanford cleanup after tunnel collapse.
Wed., May 24, 2017, 2:13 p.m.
The Department of Energy is dropping plans for a test meant to see if some Hanford nuclear waste could be disposed of in a deep borehole.
Tue., May 23, 2017, 6:53 p.m.
President Donald Trump’s proposed budget includes a cut of about $120 million for the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, despite two recent incidents that raised concern about worker safety at the former …
UPDATED: Mon., May 22, 2017, 6:47 p.m.
Workers this weekend finished installing a protective cover over a partially-collapsed tunnel that contained radioactive waste on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, the U.S. Department of Energy said Monday.
UPDATED: Fri., May 19, 2017, 4:54 p.m.
A worker at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state got radioactive contamination on his clothing this week during an incident at an underground waste storage tank that indicated a …