Stories tagged: Richland
Sat., May 27, 2017, 10:01 p.m.
Richland brewer dies in glider crash
A Richland man and Tri-Cities-area brewer died when his glider crashed late Friday afternoon about eight miles west of Ephrata, according to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office.
UPDATED: Mon., May 22, 2017, 6:47 p.m.
Crews cover partially-collapsed tunnel at nuclear site
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.
Tue., May 16, 2017, 8:40 a.m.
Waiting on the weather to cover Hanford waste tunnel
About 150 concrete ecology blocks were hauled by flatbed trucks to central Hanford over the weekend for the next step in stabilizing a partially collapsed tunnel holding radioactively contaminated waste.
Sun., May 14, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Welcome to Nuketown USA: A look at the company town of the Hanford site
While a tunnel collapse over nuclear material at Hanford Nuclear Reservation made international news, it did little to shake a town full of residents who played a part in the …
UPDATED: Tue., May 9, 2017, 8:38 p.m.
Hanford officials working on fix for hole in tunnel storing radioactive equipment
Hanford officials say they’re working on a fix for a gaping hole that appeared Tuesday in the roof of a storage tunnel containing rail cars full of radioactive equipment at …
Tue., May 2, 2017, 11:06 a.m.
Budget deal provides solid budget for Hanford
That bipartisan deal to fund the federal government through September would provide a solid budget for the Hanford Nuclear Reservation if approved this week.
UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 10:22 p.m.
U.S.: Nuclear waste mislabeled at Washington state site
A shipment of nuclear waste from a commercial power plant located on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state was improperly labeled when it was trucked to a commercial disposal …
Wed., April 5, 2017, 8:09 a.m.
Ex-school superintendent allegedly arranged sex with minor
A former Kennewick school superintendent has been arrested for allegedly arranging to meet a juvenile girl for sex.
UPDATED: Sat., March 11, 2017, 12:48 p.m.
Lights go out at Hanford plutonium plant
For the first time in 60 years, Hanford’s Plutonium Finishing Plant is off the electrical grid. Power has been disconnected for the safety of workers doing the final cleanout of …
Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 9:34 a.m.
Hanford pumps out contents of leaking nuclear waste tank
A leaking radioactive waste storage tank on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation has been pumped of its contents. The Department of Energy says Tank AY-102 was pumped “to the limits” of …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 16, 2017, 2:02 p.m.
Washington Supreme Court rules against florist in gay wedding case
The Washington state Supreme Court has ruled that a florist who refused to provide services for a same-sex wedding broke anti-discrimination laws. The nine justices posted their unanimous ruling on …
Thu., Jan. 26, 2017, 10:27 a.m.
Hanford vapors lawsuit heading to mediation
Parties in a lawsuit seeking better protection for Hanford workers from chemical vapors have agreed to pursue mediation, according to court documents filed Wednesday. Plaintiffs and defendants have asked U.S. …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 12, 2017, 5:22 p.m.
Spokane businessman pleads guilty to stealing $1 million in lottery winnings from Oregon woman
Scott K. Brett, 55, pleaded guilty on Friday in Richland to a single count of wire fraud after soliciting $1 million in lottery winnings from an Oregon woman. He faces …
Tue., Jan. 10, 2017, 9:18 a.m.
Congressional delegation urges Trump to fund Hanford work
The entire congressional delegation from Washington is asking President-elect Donald Trump to make environmental cleanup of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation a priority. Hanford for years made plutonium for nuclear weapons, …
Thu., Jan. 5, 2017, 12:22 p.m.
Washington nuclear power plant sets generation record
A Washington nuclear power plant has set a record for annual generation despite two unexpected outages in 2016.
Mon., Dec. 26, 2016, 7:56 a.m.
Richland nuclear plant reconnects to the grid
Energy Northwest reconnected its 1,190-megawatt Columbia Generating Station to the Northwest Power grid late Saturday night, five days after an equipment malfunction caused an unplanned shutdown.
Sun., Dec. 18, 2016, 8:56 p.m.
Christmas gift leads to finding adopted daughter’s Richland twin
A Wisconsin mother’s search for a Christmas gift for her adopted daughter has taken an unexpected Northwest twist.
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 1:04 p.m.
Richland nuclear plant barred from shipping waste after incident
Energy Northwest is temporarily barred from sending waste to a commercial disposal site at Hanford after a shipment in November had more radioactivity than reported.
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 3:57 p.m.
Feds begin special inspection of Richland nuclear plant
Federal regulators will begin inspecting the Columbia Generating Station after the nuclear plant shipped waste that had higher radioactivity than was reported.
Sat., Dec. 3, 2016, 10:40 p.m.
Camas, Archbishop Murphy, Royal win state football titles
Jack Colletto scored on a 34-yard keeper with 2 minutes, 39 seconds left in the fourth quarter to seal Camas’ 24-14 victory over Richland in the State 4A football championship …
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 7:49 a.m.
Hanford vapor lawsuit may be delayed again
The state of Washington and other plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed over Hanford chemical vapor protection have asked that the trial be delayed five months.
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 8:42 a.m.
Gen. James Mattis, Trump’s possible defense chief, fulfills jury duty in Kennewick
Retired Marine Gen. James Mattis, under consideration by President-elect Donald Trump for a Cabinet position, still found time to appear in a Kennewick courtroom for jury duty this week.
Fri., Nov. 4, 2016, 10:26 p.m.
Richland ends Central Valley’s season in 37-0 shutout
Richland shrugged off what coach Mike Neidhold thought was a sluggish offensive game, but the Bombers’ defense was more than up for the task as it blanked Central Valley 37-0 …
Wed., Nov. 2, 2016, 11:51 a.m.
Pick 6: Sam Adams puts Greg Lee in a deeper hole
I have no hope for a comeback unless it starts this week.
Sat., Oct. 29, 2016, 1:45 p.m.
Times, sites and dates set for play-in, crossover football games
Times have been set for 4A and 3A play-in football games while sites and matchups have been announced for nonleague crossover games.
Fri., Oct. 28, 2016, 10:59 p.m.
G-Prep Cash(es) in, tops CV 28-19 for GSL title
Chase Cash came up with two interceptions – his fifth and sixth – as the defending State 4A champion Bullpups defended their Greater Spokane League championship with a 28-19 win …
Wed., Oct. 12, 2016, 12:15 p.m.
Convicted killer loses appeal in 2013 shooting of Richland friend
A Richland man who helped kill his friend on the Fourth of July in 2013 tried to get his conviction reversed by claiming his lawyer was ineffective.
Mon., Sept. 12, 2016, 1:39 p.m.
Officials defend plans to move some Hanford workers
Plans to move about 350 Department of Energy and other employees out of the Richland Federal Building are not intended to save federal dollars.
Tue., July 12, 2016, 10:31 p.m.
Hanford Nuclear Reservation work stoppage continues
A rare work stoppage continued Tuesday by Hanford Nuclear Reservation workers who contend that radioactive wastes left from nuclear weapons production are making them sick.
Wed., July 6, 2016, 10:07 a.m.
Cleaning up Hanford radioactive waste spill to take 7 years
The U.S. Department of Energy is proposing a seven-year plan to clean up a radioactive waste spill under a building on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.