Tag Archive for Hanford Nuclear Reservation

AP NewsBreak: State rejects Hanford proposal

By By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The state of Washington on Friday rejected the U.S. Department of Energy’s proposal to amend a federal court agreement governing cleanup of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, the nation’s most polluted nuclear weapons production site…. …read more

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Report says Hanford nuclear waste capsules at risk

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — Nearly 2,000 capsules containing radioactive waste at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation should be moved, in part because of earthquake danger, according to a new report by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Inspector General…. …read more

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Energy Department closing Hanford waste sample lab

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — The Energy Department plans to close a lab on the Hanford nuclear reservation that tests air, water, soil and sludge samples…. …read more

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Wyden seeks probe in whistleblower firing

By By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., wants an investigation into the treatment of whistleblowers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, after two were fired in the past five months after raising safety concerns about the construction of a $13 billion plant to treat the site’s most dangerous radioactive wastes…. …read more

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Whistleblower fired from Hanford nuclear site

By By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Whistleblower Donna Busche, who raised safety concerns at the nation’s most polluted nuclear weapons production site, was fired Tuesday from her job at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation…. …read more

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