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UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 28, 2018, 5:02 p.m.

State approves federal plan to stabilize second Hanford tunnel containing radioactive equipment

State regulators have approved a request by the U.S. Department of Energy to begin work stabilizing a tunnel at Hanford that contains rail cars loaded with radioactive equipment and is …


Preventing collapse of second Hanford radioactive waste tunnel on DOE’s priority list

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.


Partially collapsed Hanford tunnel to be filled with grout

A partially collapsed Hanford waste storage tunnel will be filled with grout to further stabilize it, the Department of Energy said Wednesday.


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.


Hanford tunnel collapse prompts some to ask: What’s the long-term solution for nuclear waste?

Tuesday’s collapse of an earthen tunnel at Hanford highlights long-standing concerns about the ways in which nuclear waste is stored.


UPDATED: Wed., May 10, 2017, 10:49 p.m.

As workers fill collapsed tunnel at Hanford site, Inslee launches action against federal government

Workers have begun filling a caved in tunnel near the PUREX plant in the 200 East Area of the Hanford Site. About 50 truckloads of soil will be used to …