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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…
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…
A Slow Leak in Waste Tank at Hanford Found
RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — The federal Department of Energy says there is a slow leak in the oldest double-shell waste tank at the Hanford nuclear reservation that's allowing highly radioactive and hazardous waste to leak into the space between the inner and outer shells...