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Judge rejects federal challenge to Hanford workers comp law

A federal judge on Thursday rejected the Trump administration’s challenge to a Washington state law that makes it easier for former workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation to win workers …


Former Colorado nuke site opens to public as wildlife refuge

Cyclists and hikers explored a newly opened wildlife refuge at the site of a former nuclear weapons plant in Colorado on Saturday, while a protester in a gas mask brought …


Satellite imagery suggests ‘rapid’ upgrades at North Korea nuclear site, monitoring group says

Satellite imagery of a North Korean nuclear research site suggests improvements have progressed at a “rapid pace” in recent months, a report from a monitoring group said Wednesday, but the …


Radioactive sludge barrel ruptures at Idaho nuclear site

A barrel containing radioactive sludge ruptured at an Idaho nuclear facility, federal officials said Thursday, resulting in no injuries and no risk to the public but possibly slowing progress in …


UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018

Sludge barrel ruptures at Idaho nuclear site, no injuries

Federal officials early Thursday activated an Emergency Operations Center and sent crews to a reported incident at a nuclear site in eastern Idaho.


Nuclear site cleanup efforts paying off for East Idaho aquifer

Scientists say a giant aquifer below an eastern Idaho federal nuclear facility is as free of radioactive contamination and other pollutants as it has been in more than six decades …


UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2017

Senators urge new energy secretary to protect Hanford workers

Washington’s two U.S. senators brought the chemical vapors issue at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation to the attention of new Energy Secretary Rick Perry, asking him to improve safety and make …


Work to tear out Hanford’s K Basin begins

Workers at the nation’s most contaminated nuclear site are removing a leak-prone basin located just 400 yards from the Columbia River.