Stories tagged: Richland
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 10:03 p.m.
WASHINGTON – Ever-higher temperatures are melting the ice sheets faster than projected. Sea level is rising. International efforts to reduce greenhouse gases are taking longer than expected. It’s a nightmare …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 11:13 a.m.
The announcement this month that 31 Hanford workers were contaminated from a June 8 incident is raising more questions about how government agencies alert the public about the test results …
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 10:51 p.m.
Energy Northwest has had its privileges to ship radioactive waste to a commercial disposal site on the Hanford nuclear reservation reinstated.
Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 8:53 a.m.
Richland teachers and administrators have settled on a one-year contract.
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.
Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 8:37 a.m.
Authorities say a man and his two children were critically injured in a house fire west of Richland.
UPDATED: Fri., July 14, 2017, 11:10 p.m.
Barronelle Stutzman is taking the discrimination case against her Richland flower shop to the U.S. Supreme Court.
UPDATED: Wed., July 12, 2017, 10:12 p.m.
Friends on social media have identified Richland native Dietrich Schmieman as one of the Marines who died in a devastating plane crash in Mississippi Monday that killed 16 people.
UPDATED: Wed., July 5, 2017, 4:24 p.m.
Gene Conley was a rare professional double dipper, winning championships in two sports.Conley won three NBA titles with the Boston Celtics and helped pitch the Milwaukee Braves to a World …
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.
Sun., June 18, 2017, 7:05 p.m.
A Hanford High student is in the middle of a yearlong endeavor to record the stories of World War II veterans, merchant sailors, nurses, Manhattan Project workers and home front …
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.
Fri., June 9, 2017, 7:47 a.m.
Two bookkeepers and nine of their family and friends have been charged with stealing almost $1 million from one of the largest apple and cherry operations in Eastern Washington.
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 …
Wed., June 7, 2017, 6:03 a.m.
Richland is one of the best cities for teachers to move to based on their salary and what it costs to live there, according to a consumer financial website.
Fri., June 2, 2017, 12:38 p.m.
The budget proposed by the administration of President Donald Trump for the next fiscal year would result in a loss of more than 1,000 jobs at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory …
Sat., May 27, 2017, 10:01 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 …