Health | local | News | EnvironmentAP | Oct. 12, 2017 8:04 a.m. | Kennewick, Washington
Hanford nuclear reservation officials announced that major strides have been made toward getting millions of gallons of radioactive waste turned into a stable glass form.
local | News | EnvironmentNorthwest News Network | Oct. 5, 2017 8:30 a.m.
Tunnel 1 at Hanford is full of train cars contaminated with radioactive waste. Experts at the site say the best solution is to fill it up with grout—a sort of a thin concrete.
local | News | EnvironmentNorthwest News Network | Oct. 2, 2017 10:30 a.m.
Crews will begin pouring grout, a kind of thin cement, into a partially collapsed tunnel full of highly contaminated radioactive waste.
Environment | News | local | BusinessAP | Sept. 28, 2017 7:32 a.m. | Richland, Washington
A federal court ruling says the Department of Energy had no obligation to continue full pension benefits for Hanford nuclear reservation workers who were required to switch from one employer to another in a 1996 contracting change.
U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry toured the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the Hanford site outside of Richland, Washington, Tuesday.
Nation | local | News | EnvironmentNorthwest News Network | July 24, 2017 midnight
The U.S. Department of Energy rolled out several options at a public meeting Thursday night to stabilize what’s known as Tunnel 2 at the Hanford nuclear reservation in southeast Washington.
The Hanford nuclear reservation in southeast Washington state has two train tunnels full of very hot radioactive waste — and both tunnels are in danger of further collapse.
local | News | Think Out LoudOPB | June 28, 2017 noon
We hear about what it will take to clean up the Hanford nuclear reservation, new statewide social studies standards, a possible indictment in the 2016 shooting of LaVoy Finicum, and the opioid crisis in Oregon.
Science | local | News | Renewable energy | EnvironmentNorthwest News Network | June 17, 2017 3:30 p.m.
Northwest scientists are testing ancient glass from Sweden with the hope they can recreate it for the storage of the Hanford nuclear site's radioactive waste.
Politics | Health | local | News | EnvironmentAP | June 15, 2017 9:53 a.m. | Richland, Washington
Future accidental radiation releases at the largest U.S. site of waste from nuclear weapons production are likely following back-to-back emergency evacuations of workers in May and June because aging infrastructure is breaking down, the top Energy Department official at the site told The Associated Press.
Politics | Energy | News | local | EnvironmentAP | May 23, 2017 3:04 p.m. | Spokane, Washington
Hanford for decades made plutonium for nuclear weapons, and it now is engaged in a massive environmental cleanup that costs more than $2 billion per year.
Energy | News | local | EnvironmentNorthwest News Network | May 22, 2017 8:30 a.m.
Workers at the Hanford nuclear reservation are starting to install a thick plastic covering over a tunnel that collapsed on May 9.
local | News | EnvironmentNorthwest News Network | May 18, 2017 8 a.m.
Federal contractors plan to install another level of containment over the tunnel that caved in at the Hanford nuclear site on May 9.
local | News | EnvironmentNorthwest News Network | May 11, 2017 11:30 a.m.
Washington state is taking legal action against the U.S. government after a tunnel full of radioactive waste collapsed Tuesday at the Hanford nuclear site.
local | News | EnvironmentNorthwest News Network | May 10, 2017 9:38 a.m.
Contractors are building a road to a collapsed train tunnel site at the Hanford nuclear reservation in southeast Washington state. Their goal is to keep any radioactive contamination from escaping the hole that was found Tuesday.
local | News | EnvironmentAP | May 10, 2017 7:57 a.m. | Richland, Washington
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 II.
Energy | News | local | EnvironmentNorthwest Public Radio | May 9, 2017 11:15 a.m. | Richland, Washington
Some workers at a former chemical processing plant have been evacuated and about 3,000 others near the area at the center of the Hanford Site were directed to take shelter indoors.
The entire congressional delegation from Washington is asking President-elect Donald Trump to make environmental cleanup of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation a priority.
Science | History | Nation | Communities | News | Health | local | Environment | Battle ReadyOPB | Dec. 1, 2016 noon
The Hanford Nuclear Site has been in cleanup mode since the Cold War ended. But the first drop of waste has yet to be treated. From our series Battle Ready: The Military’s Environmental Legacy In The Northwest.