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March 11, 2013 · By Cassandra Profita

Q&A: What Went Wrong At Hanford?

Northwest public radio's longtime Hanford reporter Anna King explains what we know so far about leaking radioactive waste tanks at the Hanford Site and how they fit into the Department of Energy's massive nuclear waste clean-up project.

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Filed under: Environment, Land, Hanford Site


May 24, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

Oregon lawmakers: Please don't send more radioactive waste to Hanford

Seventeen Oregon lawmakers are politely asking the U.S. Department of Energy not to choose Hanford as a permanent storage site for radioactive waste around the country. The DOE is considering Hanford for storage of waste that is "Greater than Class C" – not spent nuclear fuel but other kinds of waste like contaminated metal from decommissioned nuclear plants with radioactivity can last more than 10,000 years. Here's the letter Oregon lawmakers sent to Energy Secretary Steven Chu: Continue reading →

Filed under: Energy, Hanford Site, Nuclear energy


Nov. 19, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

Radioactive mouse hunt at Hanford

A follow-up to the radioactive rabbit chase earlier this month. From the Tri-City Herald: Continue reading →

Filed under: Fish & Wildlife, Hanford Site, Toxics


Nov. 05, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

How Hanford hazards hop around

A radioactive rabbit from Hanford caught the health department's attention Thursday when it was trapped near the nuclear reservation boundary. It was close enough to potentially come in contact with the public through droppings or interaction with other animals. After a hunt, no contaminated droppings were found in publicly accessible areas. Continue reading →

Filed under: Fish & Wildlife, Hanford Site


Oct. 22, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

Treating radioactive waste at Hanford

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Filed under: Energy, Hanford Site, U.S. Department of Energy


Oct. 07, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

Lucky Hanford tour winners actually not so lucky

As part of a birthday celebration for the Hanford Reach National Monument Saturday, the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service was planning an exclusive tour of Rattlesnake Mountain. Continue reading →

Filed under: Land, Hanford Site


Sept. 21, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

Video: Meanwhile, at Hanford...

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Filed under: Land, Water, Hanford Site


Aug. 10, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

Question safety at Hanford? Go choke on a cherry...

In a Northwest News Network radio story today, whistleblower Walter Tamosaitis shares his side of the story on how he was fired from his upper-level management job at the Hanford nuclear site. Continue reading →

Filed under: Energy, Hanford Site, Pollution, U.S. Department of Energy


July 30, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

Digging their own grave at Hanford

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Filed under: Energy, Water, Hanford Site, Pollution, U.S. Department of Energy



About Ecotrope

In the Pacific Northwest, the environment is personal - it's where we live, work and play. Oregon Public Broadcasting's Ecotrope will bring you news and insight on the region’s environmental issues. Site curator Cassandra Profita is an award-winning reporter with degrees in journalism and environmental studies.

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