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Radioactive Water Leaked From N Reactor But ‘There Is No Health Hazard,’ Says Cleanup Spokesman

More than 36,000 gallons of water contaminated with radioactivity leaked from a nuclear weapons reactor at Hanford, a federal contractor said Thursday. The water leaked from a filtration system inside …


Hanford Wastes Reach Aquifer, Studies Confirm

New studies confirm what some Hanford scientists have known for nearly two years: Dangerous waste from Hanford’s old tank farms has reached ground water deep beneath the 560-square-mile nuclear reservation. …


State Pushes Feds To Empty Nuclear Tank Ecology Department Gives U.S. One Year To Start Removing Hanford Waste

The Washington Ecology Department formally denied Wednesday a federal request for more time to start removing boiling radioactive wastes from a Hanford storage tank. Unofficially, the state gave the U.S. …


Nuke Waste Could Kill Storage Plan

Plutonium found in a water well a mile from the site of a 1969 nuclear weapons test has sparked new debate over storing the nation’s radioactive waste at a proposed …


Inel To Remove Plume From Stack

Treating liquid radioactive waste at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory sends up a signature orange plume. There is no requirement to remove the nitrogen oxides coloring the plume …


Group Says Worker Safety Ignored At Hanford Report Says Workers Exposed To Risk During Venting Procedure At Tank

Energy Department officials ignored worker safety when venting an underground tank with chronic vapor problems, a watchdog group alleges in a report issued Monday. Energy Department officials said they are …


Corporate Welfare Poses Nuclear Threat

The secretive, corrupt, accident-plagued, taxpayer-subsidized industry that created Hanford’s radioactive nightmare has not died. It was only taking a nap. Today, while Americans concentrate on Paula Jones, the nuclear processing …


Nuclear Fuel Rods Found Stored Improperly

Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory officials have discovered eight nuclear fuel rods stored improperly at the Test Reactor Area. The rods, about 37 inches long and 1 inch in …


Sounding Out Idaho Bear-Baiting, Nuclear Initiatives Lose Ground Poll Shows Dramatic Tournaround In Support For Both Measures

Initiatives aimed at banning bearbaiting and overturning Gov. Phil Batt’s nuclear waste agreement both appear headed for defeat, according to a new poll. The poll, conducted for The Idaho Spokesman-Review …


Batt Adds Clout To N-Waste Fight Governor On Tour, Defending His Deal With Federal Government

Gov. Phil Batt on Friday took a swipe at one of the leaders of the campaign to void his nuclear waste agreement with the federal government as he began the …


Nuclear Waste Initiative Proposition 3 Voids Batt’s Deal With Feds

Proposition 3 would void Gov. Phil Batt’s 1995 agreement with the federal government to allow more nuclear waste shipments to Idaho in return for waste cleanup and promises of waste …


New Lab To Speed Up Hanford Cleanup Opens

A new laboratory the government hopes will sharply reduce the $1 trillion bill to clean up the nation’s nuclear weapons mess was dedicated Wednesday by Energy Secretary Hazel O’Leary. The …


Radioactive Soil Finally Leaves Idaho

The last of 38 rail cars of radioactively contaminated soil have been shipped from the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory to a licensed disposal site in Tooele County, Utah. The soil …


Time Is True Test Of Cleanup Effort

The government has changed the paperwork, jolted the bureaucracy and redefined the goals. But out in the hot sands of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, some of the most dangerous garbage …


Inel Allowed To Start Experiment In Stabilizing Spent N-Fuel

Energy Secretary Hazel O’Leary has given Argonne National Laboratory-West approval to start an experiment aimed at stabilizing spent nuclear fuel for disposal outside Idaho. O’Leary has told Sen. Dirk Kempthorne, …


New Hanford Plan Topic Of Meeting Tonight

A new plan that could leave highly radioactive waste in Hanford’s buried tanks forever will be discussed in Spokane tonight. U.S. Department of Energy and Washington Department of Ecology officials …


Second Inel Shipment Sent To Utah

The second portion of a low-level radioactive waste shipment from the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory to Envirocare in Tooele County, Utah, for treatment and disposal has been completed. Along with …


Logic, Safety Hurt By Anti-Nuke Reactors

This is the way government works, or doesn’t work, in the latter years of the 20th century. In 1980, when Jimmy Carter was still in the White House, he and …


Hanford Waste May Be In Ground Water

New tests suggest that radioactive wastes from the Hanford Nuclear Reservation underground tanks may have already reached ground water, and may eventually taint the Columbia River, an expert from the …


Doe Accused Of Not Listing Tanks Failure To Include Waste On List ‘A Safety Risk,’ Lawmaker Says

The Department of Energy and the contractor charged with managing the Hanford Nuclear Reservation failed to include two radioactive waste storage tanks on a federal list, a congressman says. Failure …


Spending Bill Would Reduce Cleanup Funds At Hanford, Elsewhere House-Senate Panel Compromises Only Slightly On Budget Cuts

House and Senate conferees agreed Wednesday to add $56 million to clean up radioactive wastes at federal weapons facilities, but the $5.5 billion cleanup budget still was less than what …


Dawn Mining Breaks Ground On Waste Ponds Out-Of-State Radioactive Waste Will Raise Cleanup Money

Construction began last week on a $4 million “rice paddy” that will allow Dawn Mining Co. to receive out-of-state uranium mill tailings at its abandoned uranium mill site in Ford. …


Getting Waste To Dawn Is Half The Battle

Transportation promises to be the next big issue in the Dawn Mining Co. plan to import uranium mill tailings to pay for cleaning up its abandoned uranium mill here. Dawn …


Judges To Speed Up Navy Appeal Panel Will Hear Waste Shipment Arguments In Mid-September

The Navy has picked up another victory in its campaign to resume dumping highly radioactive waste from its nuclear warships at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory. A three-judge panel of …


Crapo Supports Bill To Open Waste Dump New Mexico Site Would House Waste Currently Stored At Inel

Republican Congressmen Michael Crapo of Idaho and Joe Skeen of New Mexico have introduced legislation to speed up the opening of the New Mexico dump for low-level-but-long-lasting radioactive waste. “We …


Hanford Plan Worries Advisory Board Panel Says Doe Plan For Private Cleanup Leaves Too Many Unanswered Questions

The Hanford Advisory Board is concerned about the Energy Department’s plan to privatize tank-waste treatment at the Hanford nuclear reservation, members said Thursday. “We simply don’t have enough data from …


Navy Seems Determined To Send Waste To Idaho

The nuclear Navy’s top officer appears to be testing Republican Gov. Phil Batt’s new resolve against any more waste shipments into Idaho. In a Feb. 10 letter responding to Batt’s …