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Hanford

Two Hanford workers receive medical attention for vapor exposure

Two Hanford workers receive medical attention for vapor exposure
FILE - In this July 14, 2010 photo, workers at the Hanford nuclear reservation work around a a tank farm where highly radioactive waste is stored underground near Richland, Wash. (AP Photo/Shannon Dininny, File)
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WASHINGTON RIVER PROTECTION SOLUTIONS NEWS RELEASE -- Two WRPS employees were sent to the site medical provider for evaluation today for potential exposure to chemical vapors in Hanford’s C Farm. Seven workers were in the farm. Tank waste retrieval operations were stopped and the farm was immediately evacuated as a precaution about 1 p.m. Both employees were cleared to return to work late Monday afternoon. Access to C Farm remains restricted at this time.
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