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Washington State Power Plant Violates Shipping Regulations
RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — The Washington State Department of Health has ordered the state's lone nuclear power plant to stop shipping radioactive waste after it was found to be in violation of state and federal regulations.
KING5-TV reported Thursday that documents it obtained show the Columbia Generati…
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…
Agency Will Fill Collapsed Nuclear Waste Tunnel With Grout
RICHLAND (AP) — The U.S. Department of Energy has decided a partially collapsed tunnel containing radioactive waste will be filled with a concrete-like grout.
The tunnel is located on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state, and contains wastes left over from the production of pluto…
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…
Tunnel Collapse Latest Safety Issue at Nuclear Site
RICHLAND (AP) — The collapse of an underground tunnel containing radioactive waste that forced workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation to shelter in place is the latest incident to raise safety concerns at the sprawling site that made plutonium for nuclear bombs for decades after World War …
Stop Work Order Issued for Some Hanford Work
RICHLAND (AP) — An employee at the Hanford nuclear reservation stopped some work at the radioactive waste tank farms Monday afternoon over beryllium controls.
The Tri-City Herald reports work resumed Tuesday after managers met with the employee to discuss concerns...
Some Workers at Hanford Exposed to Radioactive Waste
RICHLAND (AP) — Some workers at a Hanford Nuclear Reservation tank farm have had their skin contaminated with low levels of radioactive waste.
The incident occurred Tuesday morning.
The Tri-City Herald reports the workers were in a pit at the AX Tank Farm when contamination was detected in the p…
6 More Hanford Workers Evaluated for Vapor Exposure
RICHLAND, Wash. (AP)  Officials say six more Hanford Nuclear Reservation workers have been evaluated for chemical vapor exposure, bringing the total number to 26.
The Tri-City Herald reports three people working Monday reported smelling suspicious odors and three others requested medical evaluat…

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