Stories tagged: Hanford
UPDATED: Sat., March 16, 2019, 3:59 p.m.
The Washington state Department of Ecology was accused at a public meeting of dragging its feet and preventing a test in Richland of a new way to treat Hanford radioactive …
UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 10:52 p.m.
Shields dives through nuclear bomb history of ‘loose lips sink ships’ at Northwest Passages Book Club
Before her first novel was published, Spokane author Sharma Shields was already looking to start writing another book.
Wed., March 13, 2019, 3:13 p.m.
A report by the federal government says the Department of Energy needs better financial oversight at sites like the Hanford decommissioned nuclear production complex in Richland.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:14 p.m.
Even as the federal government sues to stop a new Washington state law that helps Hanford workers, some state lawmakers are working to change the new law to allow even …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019, 4:43 p.m.
The Department of Justice filed a civil lawsuit Friday against Hanford contractor Mission Support Alliance, accusing it of defrauding the federal government out of tens of millions of taxpayer dollars.
Tue., Jan. 8, 2019, 3:14 p.m.
The state of Washington said Tuesday it opposes a federal proposal to reclassify some radioactive waste on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation because it fears much of the waste will be …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 1, 2019, 9:31 p.m.
The Department of Energy has awarded a Hanford contract valued at up to $152 million to a Kennewick company.
Mon., Dec. 10, 2018, 11 a.m.
The Trump administration has proposed reclassifying some radioactive waste left from the production of nuclear weapons to make disposal cheaper and easier.
Wed., Nov. 21, 2018, 12:36 p.m.
U.S. Ecology has a site on the Hanford nuclear reservation just north of Richland, but the work there is different than at the Idaho site that had an explosion on …
Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
More than 2,000 people submitted comments or signed petitions critical of a proposal for closing Hanford’s underground radioactive waste storage tanks, according to a coalition of environmental and Hanford watchdog …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 5:56 p.m.
Based on a case brought by whistleblowers, a company that was supposed to provide a functional electronic-medical-records system for Hanford has agreed to pay $389,355 to resolve allegations that it …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 26, 2018, 10:17 p.m.
More than 500 workers in the center of the Hanford nuclear reservation were ordered to take cover indoors Friday morning after steam was spotted rising from a radioactive waste storage …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 26, 2018, 1:14 p.m.
A take cover order that lasted about four hours has been lifted for Hanford nuclear reservation workers.
Sat., Sept. 29, 2018, 2:40 p.m.
The Department of Energy has been cleared to immediately begin stabilizing a tunnel containing highly radioactive waste that is at risk of collapse.
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 23, 2018, 11:01 a.m.
President Trump signed spending bills Friday that include a budget increase for the Hanford nuclear reservation.
Wed., Sept. 19, 2018, noon
A settlement agreement has been reached in a 3-year-old lawsuit filed by Washington state to better protect workers from chemical vapors at the Hanford nuclear reservation, state Attorney General Bob …
Fri., Sept. 14, 2018, 4:24 p.m.
Work to demolish a former nuclear weapons production plant in Washington state could resume next week, nearly nine months after a spread of radioactive contamination forced a shutdown.
Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 10:45 a.m.
A final spending bill for next year puts the Hanford nuclear reservation budget at $2.4 billion, well above the amount proposed by the Trump administration.
Sun., Sept. 9, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
A wildfire burned an estimated 3,000 acres on the Hanford nuclear reservation early Saturday morning, and a larger fire was burning uncontained on Saddle Mountain.
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 2, 2018, 9:52 p.m.
Hanford needs to do a better job in recording the status of the site’s approximately 12,000 wells that are either decommissioned or in use, according to a new audit report …
Wed., Aug. 29, 2018, 12:30 p.m.
The possible collapse of a second Hanford tunnel storing radioactive waste is both more likely than thought a year ago and the effects potentially more severe, according to Hanford officials.
Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 10:08 a.m.
A fire at a laboratory on a former nuclear weapons production site has sent two workers to the hospital.
Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 10:15 a.m.
A radiologically contaminated piece of equipment left the Hanford nuclear reservation and was taken into north Richland by mistake, according to a message sent Wednesday afternoon to Hanford employees.
Tue., July 31, 2018, 9:22 a.m.
A final plan for cleanup of the Hanford nuclear reservation at the horn of the Columbia River will leave land clean enough to live on.
Wed., July 18, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Bechtel National is prohibited from making many large purchases at the Hanford vitrification plant without case-by-case Department of Energy approval after concerns were raised in an audit.
Fri., July 13, 2018, 7:01 p.m.
A dozen current or former Hanford fire captains or platoon sergeants are suing their employer over pay.
UPDATED: Sun., July 1, 2018, 10:08 p.m.
More of Hanford’s newest waste storage tanks could be at risk of developing leaks, according to a new evaluation.
UPDATED: Mon., June 18, 2018, 11:54 a.m.
One of Washington state’s most endangered historic places is located on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation near Richland.
Tue., June 12, 2018, 11:25 a.m.
A Hanford watchdog group is objecting as the Department of Energy takes the first step toward a plan to fill underground, radioactive waste storage tanks with concrete-like grout and leave …
Fri., June 8, 2018, 8:37 a.m.
A former Hanford Nuclear Reservation contractor has reached a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice in a lawsuit involving millions of dollars in contracts intended for small businesses.