hanford tank farm http://nwpr.org en Washington State Orders Hanford Managers To Empty Leaking Tank http://nwpr.org/post/washington-state-orders-hanford-managers-empty-leaking-tank <p></p><p>Friday the state of Washington ordered the federal government to pump out a leaking double-shell tank of waste at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. The state says pumping must begin by September first. Correspondent Anna King has more.</p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 23:13:25 +0000 Anna King 43154 at http://nwpr.org Washington State Orders Hanford Managers To Empty Leaking Tank Hanford Researchers Puzzle Over Preventing Sludge Tank Burps http://nwpr.org/post/hanford-researchers-puzzle-over-preventing-sludge-tank-burps <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We all burp sometimes. It turns out, so do underground waste tanks at the </span>Hanford<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Nuclear Reservation. But it’s no laughing matter. This waste can burp up flammable hydrogen gas from its radioactive belly. Now, scientists are trying to figure out just how much sludge they can pile in a tank without risking a burp that could endanger workers and the public.</span></p><p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 14:13:28 +0000 Anna King 37811 at http://nwpr.org Hanford Researchers Puzzle Over Preventing Sludge Tank Burps Hanford Tank Farms Get All-Clear After High Radiation Reading http://nwpr.org/post/hanford-tank-farms-get-all-clear-after-high-radiation-reading <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/09/090413AK_Hanford_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>The tank farms at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in southeast Washington have the all-clear for work to resume after a high-radiation incident briefly shut down much of the site last month.<p>In late August, Hanford workers responded to an emergency of a high-radiation reading near a tank known as C-101.<p>In a new letter to Hanford workers, Manager for the Office of River Protection Kevin Smith says it turns out there was no leak. Thu, 05 Sep 2013 00:00:31 +0000 Anna King 33659 at http://nwpr.org Hanford Tank Farms Get All-Clear After High Radiation Reading Hanford: Tank Farm Closure From High Radiation Reading Given Federal All-Clear http://nwpr.org/post/hanford-tank-farm-closure-high-radiation-reading-given-federal-all-clear <p></p><p>The tank farms at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in southeast Washington have the all-clear for work to resume after a high-radiation incident briefly shut down much of the site last month.</p><p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 13:06:01 +0000 33615 at http://nwpr.org Inslee Says At Least Seven Tanks At Hanford Leaking http://nwpr.org/post/inslee-says-least-seven-tanks-hanford-leaking <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/02/022213AK_Hanford_6tanks_NEW_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>RICHLAND, Wash. – Washington Governor Jay Inslee says at least seven tanks of radioactive waste at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation are leaking, not two. He says the Department of Energy and its contractors have apparently miscalculated data that would have found the leaks earlier.<p>Governor Inslee called the revelation that six single-shell tanks and one double-shell tank are actively leaking at Hanford ‘disturbing’ news. Sat, 23 Feb 2013 00:45:59 +0000 23218 at http://nwpr.org Inslee Says At Least Seven Tanks At Hanford Leaking