News | Environment | localNorthwest 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.
News | Environment | 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.
News | Environment | Nation | localAP | 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.
The president's remarks, made during a meeting while he is on a "working vacation" in New Jersey, follow similar remarks by North Korea a day earlier.
News | Environment | Nation | localNorthwest 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.
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.
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.
News | Environment | Politics | Health | localAP | 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.
News | Environment | Politics | local | EnergyAP | 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.
News | Environment | local | EnergyNorthwest 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.
News | Environment | localNorthwest 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.
News | Environment | localNorthwest 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.
News | Environment | localNorthwest 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.
News | Environment | localAP | 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.
News | Environment | local | EnergyNorthwest News Network | April 11, 2017 4:45 p.m.
The NRC said the Columbia Generating Station in southeast Washington improperly packaged, mislabeled and shipped too-hot radioactive waste.
"We will hold the U.S. wholly accountable for the catastrophic consequences to be entailed by its outrageous actions," North Korea said. President Trump said the country is "looking for trouble."
News | Environment | local | EnergyAP | 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.
Communities from Oregon to New York may be clamoring to get nuclear waste out of their backyards, but one small town in west Texas is actively vying to store it.