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…
Residents Near Spokane Advised to Not Drink Tap Water
SPOKANE (AP) — Officials say the Airway Heights water supply may be contaminated with chemicals from Fairchild Air Force Base just west of Spokane.
The city and Air Force said in a joint statement Tuesday evening that Airway Heights water customers are advised to not drink city water nor use it…
Judge Orders US Agency to Pay Yakama Nation for Cleanup
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been ordered to pay the Yakama Nation for costs related to cleaning up a contaminated island in Washington's Columbia River.
The Yakima Herald reports that the Yakama Nation sued the Corps in 2014, arguing that tribal members weren&…