President Barack Obama has proposed spending more than $2.1 billion for cleanup at the nation's most contaminated nuclear site in fiscal year 2013. That's about the same amount of money to be spent at south-central Washington's Hanford nuclear reservation in fiscal year 2012.
Fifty-thousand people produce a lot of trash. Who knew their dump site could be listed on the National Register of Historic Places?
The B Reactor at the Hanford nuclear reservation in southcentral Washington produced plutonium for the first man-made nuclear blast, as well as for the second bomb dropped on Japan during World War II.
More than 300 workers will be added as Bechtel National prepares to resume full construction of a huge nuclear waste processing plant in about four months, officials said.
Three Hanford Patrol officers were busted for theft. Detectives say thousands of dollars worth of government equipment.
Senator Patty Murray says she's delivering major cash for cleanup. It could mean millions of bucks in the bank to keep Hanford jobs and promises made to workers, but how much will the site get? Action News breaks down the numbers for you.
A federal appeals court tossed out a nearly $320,000 award to a thyroid cancer victim who blamed her disease on radiation from the government's Hanford nuclear installation, which made plutonium for bombs for four decades.
We're in the final stage of taking apart the N Reactor. This week crews are demolishing what's known as the "golf ball."
Nine nuclear reactors are still spotted around the Hanford reach. They are all closed down, but they still need to be cleaned. Stepping up to do the cleaning is Washington Closure Hanford.
At KEPR Action News we are keeping you ahead of the curve and looking ahead to the big stories you can expect to hear about in 2011. And one of the questions that keeps coming up, what will happen when Hanford stimulus money goes away?
State and federal officials entered formal negotiations in May over long-stalled projects to clean up the Hanford nuclear reservation. Both sides say they've made progress, even as they've paused to gather public comments about proposed delays to ridding the nation's most contaminated nuclear site of waste.
A reactor that produced plutonium for one of two atomic bombs dropped on Japan to end World War II will be preserved until a final decision is made about its future, the Department of Energy announced Wednesday.
The new projection is that 1,000 workers will be laid off at Hanford versus the 1,600 first predicted in January. Additionally, Washington River Protection is keeping its own stimulus workers at Hanford by finishing projects ahead of deadline.
Workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation are testing a technology to map the path of radioactive and chemical leaks from underground tanks.
Cleanup workers are back on the job today on the Hanford nuclear reservation, where radioactive contamination prompted a safety review.