SEATTLE -- Exposure to potentially harmful chemical vapors sent 26 workers at the Hanford Site to a Richland hospital or an on-site medical clinic in the two-week period starting March 19.
The "Ranger in Your Pocket" website provides first-hand accounts of life at the Hanford site and includes room-by-room information on the B Reactor.
Washington River Protection Solutions says employees working at the site's A Farm Complex will wear the equipment while the company looks for the source of the chemical vapors.
Hanford contractor Washington River Protection Solutions says all the workers have been cleared by doctors. The company says it is taking steps to prevent employees from being exposed to chemical vapors.
The employees smelled a chemical odor and reported nose and throat irritation and headaches. All six were cleared to return to work.
Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson released a new plan for the Hanford Site
The U.S. Department of Energy has released its alternative to Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson's plan to clean up Hanford waste.
A total of 18 Hanford workers have been treated for exposure to chemical vapors in just the past eight days. It has many wondering if there's a new threat at the tank farm site.
Three employees of a Hanford contractor were given medical evaluations after being exposed to vapors in a tank farm. Workers had been evacuated from a farm Tuesday after several reported smelling chemical vapors.
Washington River Protection Solutions, a contractor at the Hanford site, says two of its employees were taken to a hospital after they complained of coughing and throat irritation.
The state's administrative order would require the federal government to begin pumping nuclear waste out of the leaking tank 18 months sooner than the Department of Energy proposed.
The Department of Energy says the Waste Sampling and Characterization Facility at the Hanford site will close within a year. According to DOE, using offsite labs to analyze waste samples will save around $12 million a year.
Gov. Jay Inslee and U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz met Monday morning to discuss the Department of Energy's draft cleanup plan, but Inslee released a statement saying the proposal fell short of what the state requested.
The group Hanford Challenge is criticizing the Department of Energy's plan to take at least two years to pump out the leaking nuclear waste storage tank at the site.
Officials say the nuclear waste is leaking between the walls of a double-walled storage tank. None of the waste is believed to have escaped into the nearby soil.
The Obama administration released its proposed Hanford cleanup budget for the 2015 fiscal year Tuesday - and it's a sizable cut. KEPR looked into how the decrease will affect the cleanup and the Tri-Cities' economy.
New documents show some newer nuclear waste storage tanks at the Hanford site could leak.
The U.S. Department of Energy says members of the public can register online beginning in March for public tours of Hanford cleanup sites and the B Reactor.
Donna Busche, who filed a complaint in 2011 about safety issues at Hanford, was fired Tuesday from her job at the nuclear site.
The Hanford Waste Treatment Plant Project will hold a career fair in Richland Feb. 21 to fill more than 200 new positions in engineering, construction, and other fields.
The U.S. Department of Energy will make changes to its waste management practices at Hanford to align them with Washington state regulations.
Three Hanford Nuclear Reservation contractors announced a restructuring plan that could result in up to 450 layoffs.
A nuclear safety manager at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation has filed a new complaint alleging she has suffered retaliation since filing her original complaint in 2011.
The U.S. Department of Energy says just one of the older single-walled storage tanks at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation appears to be actively leaking.
Hanford workers have completed the removal of radioactive waste from another of the site's single-walled storage tanks.
Workers at the nation's most contaminated nuclear site could start receiving furlough notices Wednesday because of the partial government shutdown.
The U.S. Department of Energy is proposing more delays in the cleanup of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, the nation's most polluted nuclear site, the agency said Wednesday.
Design changes at a new radioactive waste disposal plant at the country's most contaminated nuclear site in south-central Washington were not properly verified to ensure safety, the U.S. Department of Energy's Inspector General concluded in a report issued Thursday.