Stories tagged: Hanford
Tue., April 26, 2016, 1:58 p.m.
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 …
Fri., April 22, 2016, 9:52 a.m.
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.
Mon., April 18, 2016, 1:10 p.m.
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 …
Wed., April 13, 2016, 1:20 p.m.
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.
UPDATED: Tue., April 12, 2016, 8:39 p.m.
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.
Thu., March 31, 2016, 2:21 p.m.
The state’s only nuclear power plant has resumed generating electricity after suffering an unplanned shutdown on Monday.
Thu., March 10, 2016, 7:30 a.m.
The Obama administration’s proposed Hanford budget seems to foreshadow declaring a cleanup victory, leaving critical work unfinished, Sen. Patty Murray said Wednesday.
Thu., March 3, 2016, 6:54 a.m.
Work to empty Hanford’s oldest double-shell tank is expected to start anytime as a March 4 deadline looms.
Tue., Feb. 23, 2016, 9:38 a.m.
The U.S. Department of Energy says the remaining work will cost $107.7 billion and be largely completed by 2060.
Mon., Feb. 22, 2016, 9:10 a.m.
The Environmental Protection Agency says the uncontrolled spread of small amounts of radioactive waste at Hanford after a Nov. 17 windstorm is alarming.
Thu., Feb. 18, 2016, 8:54 a.m.
The Hanford Advisory board says a proposed change in deadlines to clean up radioactive waste in the reservation is too extreme.
Sun., Feb. 14, 2016
New Manhattan Project Historic National Park should memorialize domestic radiation victims.
Thu., Feb. 11, 2016, 2:52 p.m.
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. …
Sun., Jan. 31, 2016, 5 a.m.
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.
Wed., Sept. 2, 2015, 4:03 p.m.
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 …
Sun., Aug. 9, 2015, 1:04 p.m.
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 …
Fri., July 31, 2015
Seventy years ago next month, the United States unleashed the most terrible weapon yet used. The atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in early August 1945 persuaded Japan to …
Wed., April 15, 2015, 9:35 a.m.
The story of the Hanford site prior to nuclear development is the focus of a new public tour offered by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Richland office.
Mon., Jan. 5, 2015, 10:57 a.m.
KENNEWICK — During World War II, Phil Gardner traveled more than 100,000 miles to recruit workers for the secret project at Hanford, having not the slightest idea what was being …
Thu., Dec. 4, 2014, 9:41 a.m.
Plans to create a Manhattan Project National Historical Park, which includes the B Reactor at Hanford, have advanced in Congress.
Wed., Nov. 19, 2014, 7:10 p.m.
Washington plans to sue the U.S. Department of Energy and its contractor to protect workers from hazardous vapors at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, the nation’s most polluted nuclear site, state …
Sun., Aug. 10, 2014
RICHLAND – At Hanford’s B Reactor, thousands of graphite blocks towered over Ernie Doyle’s head. On a recent public tour, the 57-year-old truck driver from Hillsboro, Oregon, seized the chance …
Thu., July 3, 2014
Workers are preparing to enter one of the more dangerous rooms on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation – the site of a 1976 blast that exposed a technician, later nicknamed the …
Tue., April 1, 2014
OLYMPIA – Northwest residents need more than vague plans and missed deadlines for the cleanup of nuclear waste at Hanford, Gov. Jay Inslee said Monday. If the federal government doesn’t …
Sat., March 22, 2014
OLYMPIA – Washington wants the federal government to start pumping radioactive sludge out of a leaking tank at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation by September rather than waiting a couple of …
Wed., March 12, 2014
WASHINGTON – Contractors handling the cleanup and redevelopment of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation wouldn’t answer questions from lawmakers on Tuesday about whether two employees were fired for raising safety concerns. …
Wed., March 5, 2014
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama has proposed cutting $67 million from efforts to clean up the Hanford nuclear waste site, drawing the ire of lawmakers from both sides of the …
Thu., Dec. 12, 2013
The U.S. Department of Energy on Wednesday issued its final cleanup plan for the 300 Area of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, which for decades made plutonium for nuclear weapons and …
Fri., Nov. 8, 2013
This time, it was North Central playing the role of second-half spoiler. A week after blowing a large lead and ultimately losing, the Indians (2-8) woke up after a lackluster …
Fri., Oct. 11, 2013
The U.S. Energy Department says fat chance of meeting interim deadlines for cleaning up the nuclear site that produced Fat Boy, the bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan, which accelerated the …