Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said Wednesday he intends to have a new plan by the end of the summer for resolving technical problems with a waste treatment plant under construction at the nation's most contaminated nuclear site.
A new report condemns Washington state for lax oversight at the nation's most contaminated nuclear site, saying state officials failed to adequately inspect the cleanup there.
The federal government says it is at serious risk of missing two cleanup deadlines at the nation's most contaminated nuclear site.
A stainless steel tank the size of a basketball court lies buried in the sandy soil of southeastern Washington state, an aging remnant of U.S. efforts to win World War II. The tank holds enough radioactive waste to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool. And it is leaking.
Radioactive soil found under a bird's nest at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation stopped construction work on a massive waste treatment plant there.
The company hired to clean out aging, underground tanks of radioactive waste at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation plans to hire about 100 union workers, months after federal budget cuts forced layoffs there.
A bill that would create a national park including Hanford's historic B Reactor has advanced to the full U.S. Senate.
A judge has ruled that a former worker convicted of time card fraud at the Hanford nuclear reservation will not receive any money from a government settlement.
The 2014 budget proposed by President Barack Obama would spend more money to empty underground waste tanks at the Hanford nuclear reservation.
A Hanford contractor has agreed to pay $1.1 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the Justice Department claiming the company used federal money to lobby for new government customers for a first responder training facility.
Underground tanks that hold a stew of toxic, radioactive waste at the nation's most contaminated nuclear site pose a possible risk of explosion, a nuclear safety board said in advance of confirmation hearings for the next leader of the Energy Department.
A federal grand jury has indicted 10 current or former managers and supervisors for a contractor at the nation's most contaminated nuclear site, accusing them of enabling timecard fraud there.
Pink slips went out Monday to nearly 250 workers and more than 2,500 others were notified that they face furloughs of several weeks at the nation's most contaminated nuclear site, where cleanup is likely to be slowed because of automatic federal budget cuts.
Cleanup work is likely to be slowed at the nation's most contaminated nuclear site because of automatic federal budget cuts.
Jay Inslee completed his first tour of Hanford as Governor. It offered his first up-close and personal look at the six leaking tanks.