Hanford Workers Take Cover After Drum Starts Smoking
RICHLAND (AP) — Workers at the Hanford Burial Ground were ordered to take cover when a drum possibly containing radioactive waste began smoking.
The Tri-City Herald reports the order was issued Wednesday morning, affecting about 130 workers and lasting about 90 minutes...
State Fines Feds, Contractor for Mishandling Hanford Waste
HANFORD, Wash. (AP) — State regulators have fined the federal government and one of its contractors $50,000 for mishandling hazardous waste at Hanford.
The Department of Ecology said Tuesday it issued the penalty to the U.S. Department of Energy and CH2M Hill for violations at Hanford's T …
Monks Will Lead Prayer Walk to Hanford Nuclear Site
TRI-CITIES (AP) — Buddhist monks are set to lead an annual prayer walk to the Hanford nuclear reservation as part of an effort to bring an end to nuclear weapons.
The Tri-City Herald reports that the monks will head to the southern gate of the nuclear site Thursday. The...
Hanford Contractor to Lay Off 435 as Its Contract Ends
RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — Washington Closure Hanford will lay off its remaining 435 workers starting in July as its U.S. Department of Energy contract comes to an end.
The contractor notified the state of the pending layoffs Tuesday, as required under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notificat…

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