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Department of Health concerned about Hanford radioactive contamination spread

The Washington state Department of Health says there is a possible risk to the public if demolition of the Hanford Plutonium Finishing Plant resumes without better controls to prevent the …


More radioactive contamination triggers management change at Hanford

The Department of Energy is replacing the managers of a critical radioactive clean-up project after the continued spread of contamination on the Hanford site.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018

Regulators to DOE: No more Hanford demolition until we say it’s safe

Hanford regulators have ordered the Department of Energy not to restart demolition of the nuclear reservation’s highly radioactively contaminated Plutonium Finishing Plant until regulators agree the work can be done …


31 Hanford workers test positive for radioactive contamination

Thirty-one Hanford nuclear reservation workers inhaled very small amounts of radioactive material after a take-cover order for a contamination spread June 8.


Contamination at Hanford tank did not come from leak

Radioactive contamination found on a piece of equipment on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation was not the result of a leak in an underground nuclear waste storage tank.