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UPDATED: Tue., April 12, 2016

Hanford contractor eligible for $18.8M in incentives

A Hanford Nuclear Reservation contractor has received $18.8 million in incentive pay from the U.S. Department of Energy for its work last year.


Nuclear power plant near Richland resumes operations

The state’s only nuclear power plant has resumed generating electricity after suffering an unplanned shutdown on Monday.


Japan regulators OK costly ice wall at Fukushima plant

Japanese regulators on Wednesday approved the use of a giant refrigeration system to create an unprecedented underground frozen barrier around buildings at the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant in an attempt …


Emptying to start on Hanford tank with interior leak

Work to empty Hanford’s oldest double-shell tank is expected to start anytime as a March 4 deadline looms.


Radiation blown onto highway at Hanford ‘alarming’ to EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency says the uncontrolled spread of small amounts of radioactive waste at Hanford after a Nov. 17 windstorm is alarming.


Spokane Tribe members want more time to review Midnite Mine cleanup plan

WELLPINIT, Wash. – Members of the Spokane Tribe gathered near the Midnite Mine on Sunday to offer prayers and songs for the healing of the defunct uranium mine. As the …


Lead ingots stolen in Spokane Valley

Some 49 lead ingots valued at $3,000 were stolen from a construction site in Spokane Valley. An employee of the construction company reported the ingots stolen on Tuesday, the Spokane …


More tests in radiation leak; container blamed

BOISE – All 16 workers exposed to radiation at the Idaho National Laboratory were allowed to go home following the incident, which officials Wednesday said likely resulted from decades-old plutonium …


Groups: Hanford study underpredicted levels

A $27 million government study to estimate radiation doses received by the public from the Hanford Nuclear Reservation’s weapons factories is being called into question by other scientific organizations and …


Novel depicts radioactive waste spill at Hanford

The plot: A deadly earthquake rips through the Hanford nuclear reservation, erupting a graveyard of radioactive waste and releasing a flood of doom that threatens thousands of Tri-Citians. A Silicon …


EPA says radiation in milk no threat

The detection of trace amounts of radioactive isotope iodine-131 this week in milk being sold in Spokane has raised anew questions about the extent of radiation exposure from the Japanese …


Radon in Spokane homes more of a risk than milk

The detection of trace amounts radioactive isotope Iodine-131 this week in milk being sold in Spokane has raised anew questions about the extent of radiation exposure from the Japan nuclear …


Minimal levels of radiation detected in area milk during federal testing

Consumers were told Wednesday not to worry about low levels of radiation found by federal health and safety regulators testing milk samples in Spokane. “After the disaster in Japan, many …


Sick downwinder seeks trial

With the fingers of her right hand, Deborah Clark presses firmly on a gaping surgical hole in her neck. It’s the only way she can speak. The words that emerge …


Lydig to help finish Richland facility

A joint venture that includes a Spokane construction company won a $106 million contract to finish a nearly 200,000-square-foot research facility at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland – …


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 …