The Hanford site produced more than 70 tons of plutonium from World War II through the Cold War. When that production ended… it left a big mess to clean up. Now, the U.S. Department of Energy, the Washington Department of Ecology and the Environmental Protection Agency are hosting a meeting on Dec. 5 to inform and take questions from the public about work out at the site.
A creepy old building used for 30 years to research radioactive materials [from 1966 to 1996], has a lot more radioactive waste under it than previously known, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
The U.S. Department of Energy has confirmed that two underground structures at the decommissioned Hanford nuclear reservation in Washington state have been stabilized after they were deemed at risk of collapsing and spreading radioactive contamination into the air
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.
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.