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Plutonium Detected in Air at Hanford Nuclear Reservation
RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — State health officials say radioactive plutonium and americium have been found in air samples collected where workers enter the secure area of the Hanford nuclear reservation in southeastern Washington.
The Tri-City Herald reported Tuesday that the air samples were collected by…
Official Says More Hanford Nuke Mishaps Likely
RICHLAND  (AP) — The U.S. Energy Department's top official at Washington state's severely contaminated Hanford Nuclear Reservation says future accidental nuclear radiation releases are likely because the aging site's infrastructure is breaking down amid inadequate funding t…
Contractor Says Radiation too low to hurt health
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A cleanup contractor says the release of radiation that triggered an alarm at a former plutonium production site in Washington state was so low that it did not pose a threat to human health.
Contractor CH2M Hill said radiation was detected Thursday at low levels outside a …
Contamination at Hanford Tank Did Not Come From Leak
RICHLAND  (AP) — 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.
The U.S. Department of Energy said Wednesday that an analysis has ruled out that the contamination came fro…
Crews Cover Partially-collapsed Tunnel at Nuclear Site
SPOKANE (AP) — Workers have placed a protective cover over a partially-collapsed tunnel filled with radioactive waste on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.
The U.S. Department of Energy said workers finished installing the cover over the weekend at the former plutonium production site near Richla…

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