Hanford Site

Southeast Washington is getting an economic boost after two announcements were made on Wednesday that are expected to lead to new jobs in the region.

Over the last several years, Hanford Nuclear Reservation managers have mishandled barrels and boxes of hazardous and radioactive waste in the central part of the site.

About 300 people will keep their jobs at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in southeast Washington.

For eight months, a federal contractor at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation failed to check some single-shell radioactive waste tanks for the buildup of hydrogen gas.

Darigold, EPA Reach Settlement In Chlorine Gas Leak

Dec 20, 2013

One of the Northwest’s biggest dairy producers has agreed to a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. That’s after the milk co-op failed to report a chlorine gas release that required medical treatment for a dozen people.

Just how clean is clean when it comes to removing radioactive tank waste? That’s one of the questions tackled in a new federal plan that will guide cleanup at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.

A plan to turn part of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation into a national park has been dropped from a compromise defense authorization bill.

There is a new whistleblower at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in southeast Washington. But it doesn’t have to do with technical concerns.

Competition Seeks To Save Money At Hanford

Nov 25, 2013
U.S. Department of Energy

Managers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation are looking for creative ways to save money at the southeast Washington site. They’re holding an idea competition with federal and contractor employees called the Grand Challenge. 

Anna King

We all burp sometimes. It turns out, so do underground waste tanks at the Hanford 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.

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