Stories tagged: tunnel collapse
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 28, 2018, 5:02 p.m.
State regulators have approved a request by the U.S. Department of Energy to begin work stabilizing a tunnel at Hanford that contains rail cars loaded with radioactive equipment and is …
Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 10:59 a.m.
The Department of Energy plans to step up monitoring of a Hanford tunnel storing highly radioactive waste while it studies ways to keep it from collapsing.
Thu., June 1, 2017, 10:51 a.m.
A partially collapsed Hanford waste storage tunnel will be filled with grout to further stabilize it, the Department of Energy said Wednesday.
Tue., May 16, 2017, 8:40 a.m.
About 150 concrete ecology blocks were hauled by flatbed trucks to central Hanford over the weekend for the next step in stabilizing a partially collapsed tunnel holding radioactively contaminated waste.
Fri., May 12, 2017
Tuesday’s collapse of an earthen tunnel at Hanford highlights long-standing concerns about the ways in which nuclear waste is stored.
UPDATED: Wed., May 10, 2017, 10:49 p.m.
Workers have begun filling a caved in tunnel near the PUREX plant in the 200 East Area of the Hanford Site. About 50 truckloads of soil will be used to …