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Energy Chief Pledges Investigation Into Collapse
RICHLAND  (AP) — U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry says his agency will conduct a study to determine what led to the collapse of a tunnel at Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state.
Perry said Wednesday that the tunnel obviously deteriorated and the question that needs to be answere…
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 …
Supporters of Hanford Reach Worried About Trump Action
RICHLAND (AP) — Supporters of the Hanford Reach National Monument are concerned about President Donald Trump's expected review of such natural landmarks.
Trump is expected to sign an executive order Wednesday that would direct the Department of Interior to review all national monuments cre…
Hanford Workers Demolish Famous Nuclear Accident Site
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation have finished demolishing a facility that was the site of a famous nuclear accident during the Cold War.
The U.S. Department of Energy announced Thursday that the building containing the so-called McCluskey Room had been demolishe…
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...
Up to 300 Jobs at Hanford to be Cut
RICHLAND  (AP) — Contractors at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state say they're preparing to slash up to 300 jobs by this fall.
The Tri-City Herald reports that CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Co., told employees Wednesday that 250 jobs would be cut as some major work is…
Demolition Resumes on Hanford Plutonium Plant
RICHLAND  (AP) — Demolition of a major plutonium plant at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state has resumed.
The Tri-City Herald reports that demolition of the Plutonium Finishing Plant's Plutonium Reclamation Facility resumed this week after being halted in late January…

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