The tunnel that contained highly radioactive wastes left over from production of plutonium for nuclear weapons partially collapsed May 9, prompting evacuation of nearby workers.
Read about the Hanford site and the cleanup at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, near Richland, Wash., which is engaged in a massive cleanup following decades of plutonium production for nuclear weapons.
This incident came after last week’s accident in which the roof of a tunnel that contains nuclear waste partially collapsed at Hanford.
Work has begun to fill the 400-square-foot hole in a tunnel at the Hanford nuclear reservation. The tunnel contains eight railcars filled with radioactive waste,...
A tunnel containing radioactive waste caved in at the Hanford nuclear reservation in Richland on Tuesday morning, forcing nearly 4,800 workers to take cover indoors.
Washington Sens. Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray are asking the Department of Energy’s Inspector General to investigate the company that processes workers’ compensation claims.
In a confirmation hearing, Sen. Maria Cantwell pushed Rick Perry to commit to cleaning up the Hanford nuclear reservation.
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