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Two more Hanford workers report smelling vapors

Associated Press

RICHLAND – Two more workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation have reported smelling vapors at the former nuclear weapons production site.

The two were inspecting generators Tuesday outside the TX Tank Farm when they reported smelling an odor. Neither had any symptoms and they declined medical evaluation.

However, a nearby worker who smelled nothing reported symptoms and was taken for an evaluation at the on-site medical provider. The symptoms were not made public.

The Tri-City Herald reported that since late April, 47 Hanford workers have received medical evaluations because of possible exposure to chemical vapors. Some had symptoms, some smelled an odor and some requested evaluations because they were in the area.

Hanford is located near Richland and for decades made plutonium for nuclear weapons.

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