Stories tagged: Hanford
Sun., Nov. 14, 2010
RICHLAND – The Department of Energy is offering employment buyouts for 69 of the approximately 410 employees at its Hanford offices in Richland. The move is unrelated to the federal …
Thu., Nov. 11, 2010
RICHLAND – Hanford railroad track, some of it more than a century old, is being pulled up to get yet another life – but after testing for radioactivity. Washington Closure …
Wed., Oct. 20, 2010
RICHLAND – A key Department of Energy report is recommending that the K East Reactor be torn down rather than put into long-term storage like most of Hanford’s other reactors. …
Fri., Aug. 27, 2010, 10:35 a.m.
Work is nearly complete to help identify the type and amount of radioactive and hazardous materials at the 618-10 Burial Ground, one of the most hazardous sites on the Hanford …
Sun., May 2, 2010, 1 a.m.
Five more people have been accused of criminal fraud in connection with phony expenses submitted to Hanford contractors in the Tri-Cities. In a recent indictment filed in Spokane’s U.S. District …
Thu., April 22, 2010, 6:50 a.m.
The Department of Energy and its regulators have agreed to new legally binding environmental cleanup deadlines for radioactive waste that has been temporarily buried at central Hanford since 1970.
Mon., March 29, 2010, 8:20 a.m.
The tanks are still there, 177 in all, packed with 53 million gallons of radioactive waste. One million gallons have leached into the desert soil.
Wed., March 17, 2010, 2:43 p.m.
A judge today denied a sick woman’s motion for an expedited trial in the long-running Hanford “downwinders” lawsuits.
Sun., March 14, 2010
With the fingers of her right hand, Deborah Clark presses firmly on a gaping surgical hole in her neck. It’s the only way she can speak. The words that emerge …
Tue., Feb. 23, 2010
The cleanup of underground storage tanks at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation will be the topic of a public meeting from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. tonight at the Red Lion …
Wed., Feb. 10, 2010, 12:40 p.m.
PORTLAND, Ore. — A federal proposal for cleaning up the nation’s most contaminated nuclear site says radioactive contaminants from the sprawling Hanford nuclear reservation could threaten the Columbia River for …
Mon., Feb. 1, 2010, 9:10 a.m.
In the past year about 2,000 small quakes have rattled an area under the Hanford nuclear reservation.
Thu., Jan. 21, 2010, 8:15 a.m.
More Hanford downwinders could be going to trial to have their claims heard in a 19-year-old case.
Mon., Nov. 2, 2009
In the race for stimulus dollars, Washington is well ahead of the pack in winning valuable government contracts. Federal contracts awarded to companies and government agencies in the state are …
Fri., Oct. 23, 2009
RICHLAND – A glass beer bottle with a faded label that says “brewed in Walla Walla.” Two children’s marbles. A 1938 Buick Roadmaster hubcap. Heavy white ceramic shaving mugs. And …
Fri., Oct. 2, 2009, 9:57 a.m.
The Government Accountability Office says the Energy Department should consider leaving more waste in underground tanks at the Hanford nuclear reservation.
Wed., Sept. 2, 2009, 9:30 a.m.
Former Hanford construction workers have an increased risk of death from a blood cancer linked to radiation and another cancer linked to asbestos, according to a new study.
Tue., Sept. 1, 2009
RICHLAND – Fifty-thousand people produce a lot of trash. Who knew their dumpsite could be listed on the National Register of Historic Places? A dusty, rural stretch of southeast Washington …
Thu., Aug. 20, 2009
Residents of the Pacific Northwest can be forgiven if they don’t share the confidence and enthusiasm that a lineup of state and federal officials showed last week when they announced …
Mon., Aug. 17, 2009, 12:37 p.m.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is conducting a special inspection of the power plant at the Hanford nuclear reservation because of the electrical fire that shut it down.
Wed., Aug. 12, 2009
RICHLAND – Washington state and federal officials announced a court-enforceable schedule Tuesday for cleaning up the nation’s most contaminated nuclear site, ending more than two years of negotiations that followed …
Tue., Aug. 11, 2009, 2:07 p.m.
RICHLAND — Washington state and federal officials have agreed on new cleanup deadlines for the nation’s most contaminated nuclear site.
Fri., July 10, 2009, 10:56 a.m.
RICHLAND — A Pocatello, Idaho, company has won a $9 million contract to clean up a burial site at the Hanford nuclear reservation that contains radiation-contaminated waste.
Tue., July 7, 2009, 9:13 a.m.
The Hanford nuclear reservation is one of seven sites the Energy Department is considering as a national, long-term storage site for mercury.
Mon., May 18, 2009
WASHINGTON – A private company was being paid $300 million by the federal government to clean up radioactive waste at two abandoned Cold War plants in Tennessee when an ironworker …
Tue., April 21, 2009, 9:24 p.m.
For the first time in the protracted Hanford downwinders lawsuit, the lead lawyer for government contractors said Tuesday his companies are ready to offer cash settlements to a few of …
Thu., April 2, 2009, 10:38 a.m.
Hanford contractors say they are making quick work of identifying candidates for at least 600 positions they expect to fill in about the next six weeks with federal money to …
Mon., March 30, 2009, 1:09 p.m.
The free public tours of the Hanford nuclear reservation are all booked. Radio station KONA reports all 2,500 slots were filled Monday morning by online registration.
Mon., March 30, 2009
KENNEWICK – The Department of Energy is proposing shrinking the portion of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation that will need long-term active management to as little as 10 square miles at …
Wed., March 11, 2009, 10:24 a.m.
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the state of Washington does have authority over certain radioactive waste mixed with hazardous chemicals at Hanford.