contamination

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…
Water in Airway Heights Safe to Drink Again
AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. (AP) — Officials in the Spokane suburb of Airway Heights say city tap water is now safe to drink.
Residents were told not to drink city water May 16 after tests by Fairchild Air Force Base found groundwater tainted with two industrial chemicals used for years in firefighti…
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…