Hanford Nuclear Reservation News

Washington Nuclear Site Workers Test Thousands Of Air Samples

About 12,000 air samples taken on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington this year after more than three dozen workers reported being sickened by chemical vapors have failed to find a cause for the problem, Hanford officials said Wednesday. But …

Heavy Asbestos Fines for Hanford Contractors in Washington

Two contractors at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington will pay more than $175,000 in fines after an investigation found alleged asbestos violations. The Environmental Protection Agency says CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Co. will pay $131,594 and Washington Closure Hanford …

EPA Report Critical Of Washington Oversight At Hanford

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 draft report by the Environmental Protection Agency faults the Washington state Department of …

Hanford Nuclear Contractor Settles Lawsuit For $1.1M

A contractor at the Hanford nuclear plant in Washington 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 …

Washington Nuke Plant Contractor To Pay More Than $18.5 Million

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. U.S. Attorney Michael Ormsby of the Eastern Washington …

Six Leaking Tanks Are Washington Nuclear Site’s Latest Woe

Federal and state officials say six underground tanks holding a brew of radioactive and toxic waste are leaking at the country’s most contaminated nuclear site in south-central Washington, raising concerns about delays for emptying the aging tanks. The leaking materials …