KEPR learned a crew from Al Jazeera English, based out of Los Angeles, was in town recently covering leaks at Hanford.
Federal officials are looking to ship some 3 million gallons of radioactive waste from Washington state to New Mexico.
One of the contractors charged with cleaning up the nation's most contaminated nuclear site has agreed to pay an $18.5 million civil and criminal penalty related to a time card fraud scheme, under a settlement agreement announced Wednesday.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee plans to tour the Hanford nuclear reservation on Wednesday with officials from the Energy Department and state Ecology Department.
Here's something else the upcoming spending cuts will affect: The cleanup of radioactive waste at nuclear sites, including one in Washington state where waste tanks may be leaking 1,000 gallons per year.
Governor Jay Inslee will get his own look at the Hanford nuclear facility.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Radioactive waste tanks may be leaking some 1,000 gallons per year at Hanford Nuclear Reservation, and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Wednesday officials are still evaluating how to effectively remove the remaining material from the problematic tanks.
The new chairman of a key Senate committee asked for a federal investigation Tuesday into leaking underground waste tanks at the nation's most contaminated nuclear site.
Six underground tanks that hold a brew of radioactive and toxic waste at the nation's most contaminated nuclear site are leaking, federal and state officials said Friday.
The Democratic Senator from Oregon had planned his visit weeks ago but news of the leak certainly upped the urgency.
The Oregon Dairy Farmers Association is calling for tighter restrictions on the sale of unpasteurized milk following an E. coli outbreak that sickened nearly 20 people last month.
The Energy Department is investigating another complaint claiming a contractor at the nation's most contaminated nuclear site interfered with an investigation into the design and safety of a massive plant under construction to treat nuclear waste.
A former employee of a Hanford contractor was sentenced to 46 months in prison and $487,000 in restitution to the government, according to the U.S. District Attorney's Office.
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Oregon's Senate passed a resolution calling for more authority on the clean up process after concerns about ground water moving toward the Columbia River.