Stories tagged: radiation
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017
A remote-controlled cleaning robot sent into a damaged reactor at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant had to be removed Thursday before it completed its work because of camera problems most likely …
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017
A fire led to a blast in a nuclear power plant’s turbine hall Thursday on France’s northwest coast but there was no radiation leak or casualties, operator EDF and local …
Tue., Jan. 31, 2017
The demolition of a major plutonium plant at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state has been put on pause after radioactive contamination spread outside the facility. The
Tue., Dec. 20, 2016
Work resumed despite recent frigid temperatures to empty an underground tank at Hanford with radioactive waste leaking between its double shells.
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016
The price tag for a long-delayed facility to treat dangerous radioactive wastes left over from the production of nuclear weapons has climbed from $12 billion to $16.8 billion, making it …
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team has asked about the Hanford vitrification plant in a questionnaire circulated at the Department of Energy, along with questions about the work of national laboratories …
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016
Federal regulators will begin inspecting the Columbia Generating Station after the nuclear plant shipped waste that had higher radioactivity than was reported.
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016
Researchers say seawater samples taken from Tillamook Bay and Gold Beach indicate radiation from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster, but at extremely low levels not harmful to humans or the environment.
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016
The U.S. Department of Energy is at risk of missing new court-enforced deadlines for emptying some radioactive waste storage tanks on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016
The Navy and U.S. Department of Energy have announced that they’ll build a $1.65 billion facility at a nuclear site in eastern Idaho that will handle fuel waste from the …
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016
Three more Hanford workers reported smelling a suspicious, ammonia-like odor Thursday afternoon in central Hanford and received medical evaluations.
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016
Workers completed a massive shelter over the Chernobyl nuclear plant’s exploded reactor on Tuesday, one of the most ambitious engineering projects in the world that one expert said had closed …
Thu., Nov. 3, 2016
A federal judge has rejected the U.S. Department of Energy’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Washington state over worker safety issues on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.
Tue., Nov. 1, 2016
The Department of Energy was given three more years to build four large barriers over the ground at the Hanford tank farms to help contain spilled or leaked radioactive and …
Mon., Oct. 24, 2016
A 25-year project to suck up a cancer-causing chemical from the soil in central Hanford has ended in success.
Mon., Sept. 19, 2016
A judge has awarded two whistleblowers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation more than $216,000, plus legal fees, after finding that the contractor they worked for retaliated against them for raising …
Wed., Sept. 14, 2016
Men with early prostate cancer who choose to closely monitor their disease are just as likely to survive at least 10 years as those who have surgery or radiation, finds …
Mon., Aug. 29, 2016
About 300 Hanford workers become employees of CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Co. or its subcontractors Aug. 29. After 11 years, Hanford Washington Closure is wrapping up its contract at the …
Mon., Aug. 1, 2016
Everyone knows that Washington State University is home to the Cougars, but did you know that the Pullman campus also houses a nuclear reactor?
Fri., July 29, 2016
A cleanup contractor says three Idaho workers involved in a radiological incident at a U.S. Department of Energy site earlier this year did not receive internal exposure.
Wed., July 6, 2016
MARLIN, Washington – Stacia Lesser grew up in the house where her father was born on a family farm in this tiny town about 20 minutes outside Odessa. Surrounded by …
Sat., May 28, 2016
A cleanup contractor says radioactive material contaminated the skin and clothing of three workers during an incident earlier this month at a U.S. Department of Energy site in the Idaho …
Fri., May 27, 2016
President Barack Obama paid tribute Friday to the “silent cry” of the 140,000 victims of the atomic bomb dropped 71 years ago on Hiroshima, and called on the world to …
Fri., May 20, 2016
Federal officials announced Friday they won’t meet a September deadline to start converting 900,000 gallons of high-level radioactive liquid waste to a solid form at the Idaho National Laboratory in …
Wed., May 11, 2016
Two more workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation have reported smelling vapors at the former nuclear weapons production site.
Tue., May 3, 2016
Officials say six more Hanford Nuclear Reservation workers have been evaluated for chemical vapor exposure, bringing the total number to 26.
Sat., April 30, 2016
More workers sought medical evaluations Friday because of potential exposure to chemical vapors at Hanford a day earlier, bringing the total to 20 people.
Thu., April 28, 2016
Eleven workers at a nuclear facility who reported headaches were sent for medical evaluations Thursday after working near an area where waste from a leaking tank was being transferred, U.S. …
Tue., April 26, 2016
Officials for the Hanford Nuclear Reservation are trying to determine if a second giant underground tank containing radioactive waste from the production of plutonium for nuclear weapons is leaking, the …
Mon., April 18, 2016
Fluctuations inside a huge tank of radioactive waste are raising concerns on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state, and workers are preparing to pump out the area of the …