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Hanford Hanford contractor ordered to reinstate fired whistleblower Hanford contractor ordered to reinstate fired whistleblower
The U.S. Department of Labor says Washington River Protection Solutions violated federal rules by firing the worker after she raised questions about safety. The company says her concerns over environmental issues did not play a role in her termination.
Hanford Hanford workers meet to find safety solution Hanford workers meet to find safety solution (Video)
Hanford tank farm workers met Wednesday night in Richland to discuss chemical vapors. There have been 38 exposures since March. Workers call it an epidemic. With little they say being done by their bosses, they're banding together looking for solutions to stay safe.
Hanford Washington demands negotiations with DOE over Hanford Washington demands negotiations with DOE over Hanford
The state sent a letter Wednesday to the U.S. Department of Justice asking to start a 40-day period of negotiations under the terms of a federal court agreement with the Department of Energy.
Hanford Sick Hanford workers speak out for first time Sick Hanford workers speak out for first time (Video)
Exposure to potentially harmful chemical vapors sent 26 workers at the Hanford Site to a Richland hospital or an on-site medical clinic in the two-week period starting March 19. For the first time, two of those workers talk on camera about their experience.
Hanford More Hanford workers report symptoms from chemical vapors More Hanford workers report symptoms from chemical vapors
Three employees of a Hanford contractor were given medical evaluations after being exposed to vapors in a tank farm. Workers had been evacuated from a farm Tuesday after several reported smelling chemical vapors.
Hanford Energy Department to close Hanford waste analysis lab Energy Department to close Hanford waste analysis lab
The Department of Energy says the Waste Sampling and Characterization Facility at the Hanford site will close within a year. According to DOE, using offsite labs to analyze waste samples will save around $12 million a year.
Hanford Gov. Inslee: DOE's Hanford cleanup plan not acceptable Gov. Inslee: DOE's Hanford cleanup plan not acceptable
Gov. Jay Inslee and U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz met Monday morning to discuss the Department of Energy's draft cleanup plan, but Inslee released a statement saying the proposal fell short of what the state requested.
Hanford More leaking waste found in Hanford tank More leaking waste found in Hanford tank
Officials say the nuclear waste is leaking between the walls of a double-walled storage tank. None of the waste is believed to have escaped into the nearby soil.
Hanford Decisions, deception and dirty secrets at Hanford Decisions, deception and dirty secrets at Hanford
For months now the KING 5 Investigators have exposed a Hanford contractor that may be putting your safety at risk. Action News is teaming up with KING 5 Seattle to dig deeper into Hanford's dirty secrets.
Hanford Hanford worker's struggle to 'do the right thing' Hanford worker's struggle to 'do the right thing' (Video)
The leak of AY-102 might make you wonder why this tank is so important. Continuing the investigation into Hanford's dirty secrets, Susannah Frame looked at why this double-shell tank is such a single risk.
Hanford Hanford: A money pit for your tax dollars? Hanford: A money pit for your tax dollars? (Video)
Together with the KING 5 investigators in Seattle, Action News brings you new reports on how much was spent on the broken tank in the middle of furloughs and layoffs. The federal government says it was $2.5 million. A report by the contractor says it was a lot more.
Hanford No plan in place when alarm sounded at Hanford No plan in place when alarm sounded at Hanford (Video)
Susannah Frame looked into what would happen if a leak like that was ever discovered. She found Washington River Protection Solutions had no plan in place when an alarm signaled a double-shell tank was leaking dangerous waste.