The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has agreed to improve waste handling practices and pay $136,000 in a settlement announced Tuesday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
A Hanford watchdog group obtained a scathing report from the Environmental Protection Agency. It criticizes the performance of Washington state's inspectors who cover the waste site.
The EPA report and the missed deadlines both set an interesting backdrop for the first visit to the site by the new secretary of energy. Ernest Moniz visited Hanford a little more than a week ago. And it was the day after his visit that workers found it was likely AY-102 is now leaking into the soil.
In a late-night phone call to the governor, the new Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz announced waste was likely leaking into the soil below a troubled double-shell tank. It was discovered by a crew doing routine maintenance to tank AY-102.
The big question is where do we go from here? And the state's top leaders are definitely asking that. Many of those leaders were notified of the leak in the middle of the night.
We're still waiting for confirmation on whether a double-shell tank at Hanford has leaked into the soil below. The shocking revelation was made in a late-night phone call to the Governor last week, and now Action News is taking a closer look at Hanford's Dirty Secrets.
An underground tank holding some of the worst radioactive waste at the nation's most contaminated nuclear site might be leaking into the soil.
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.