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Washington Scientists Detect Black Holes Colliding In Space

Northwest News Network | Sept. 27, 2017 4:29 p.m.

Scientists in southeast Washington state announced Wednesday that they had detected two black holes revolving around each other and then morphing into one.

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Plutonium Detected In Air At Hanford Nuclear Site

AP | Aug. 8, 2017 5:15 p.m. | Richland, Washington

Radioactive plutonium and americium have been found in air samples collected where workers enter the secure area of the Hanford nuclear reservation in southeastern Washington.

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Suspended Moment: 2 Artists Explore Atomic Legacy

OPB | Aug. 5, 2017 12:45 p.m. | Portland

Visual artist Yukiyo Kawano and choreographer Meshi Chavez talk about the show they brought to Los Alamos, Hanford, and now Portland.

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Department Of Energy Takes Comment On Hanford Tunnel Plan

Northwest News Network | July 12, 2017 3:02 p.m.

In the wake of a tunnel collapse at the Hanford nuclear site in May, the U.S. Department of Energy plans to take public comments at a meeting in the Tri-Cities on July 20.

local | News | Think Out Loud

Hanford Cleanup | Social Studies Bill | Finicum Shooting | Opioid Crisis

OPB | 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.

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Demolition Resumes At Hanford Plutonium Plant

AP | March 11, 2017 3:02 p.m. | Richland, Washington

Demolition of a major plutonium plant at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state has resumed after radioactive contamination was detected in a rubble pile.

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Hanford Archive Allows Peek Into Secrecy, Urgency Of Wartime

Northwest News Network | Sept. 27, 2016 2:54 p.m.

For decades, artifacts of life and work from the Manhattan Project and Cold War era at Hanford have been locked away. Now, these historical items are headed to museums and schools.

Environment | Think Out Loud

Documentary Sheds Light on Lives of First Hanford Employees

OPB | Sept. 16, 2013 12:45 p.m.

An Oregon Experience documentary looks at the planning and implementation of World War II’s biggest, most highly classified project.

Think Out Loud

Hanford Cleanup Slowing Down

OPB | March 27, 2013 12:45 p.m.

Tanks are leaking at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation and sequestration will only slow down the cleanup efforts.

Think Out Loud

News Roundtable: March 8, 2013

OPB | March 8, 2013 12:20 p.m.

We'll review the top regional and local news of the week.

Think Out Loud

Hanford Nuclear Waste Leak

OPB | Aug. 23, 2012 12:06 p.m.

The first nuclear waste leak from a double-shell tanker has apparently been detected at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington.

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Whistleblowing at Hanford

OPB | July 28, 2011 9:06 a.m.

We'll get an update about the serious concerns that have been brought to light about the safety of the clean-up at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.

Think Out Loud

Nuclear Reactions

OPB | Dec. 8, 2008 midnight

What impact has the Hanford nuclear site had on your life?