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Nuclear safety board warns of trouble ahead at Hanford, but could lose role under Trump

Workers at the Hanford nuclear reservation in Richland have been evacuated and others have been told to stay indoors after an alert emergency was declared because of concerns about instability of railroad tunnels containing contaminated material, the U.S. Department of Energy said.

Nuclear safety board report finds serious problems persist with a massive facility to help treat Hanford’s chemical and radioactive wastes. The report comes as the Trump administration considers a proposal to downsize or do away with the independent oversight board.

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