The Hanford nuclear reservation’s groundwater treatment plants cleaned 2.2 billion gallons of groundwater in the past 12 months, removing hexavalent chromium and radioactive material, including uranium.
31 Hanford nuclear reservation workers tested positive for inhaling very small amounts of radioactive material after a take-cover order for a contamination spread June 8 at the Plutonium Finishing Plant, according to DOE
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) region that includes the Hanford nuclear reservation will be led by Alaska state commerce commissioner Chris Hladick. The EPA is one of the Tri-Party Agreement agencies.
Apollo Mechanical Contractors Inc. of Kennewick has been awarded an $11.3 million subcontract to prepare the Hanford nuclear reservation’s 324 Building near Richland for the installation of equipment to clean up a highly radioactive spill.
The Hanford History Project at WSU Tri-Cities will use a National Park Service grant to dig into the experience of African Americans recruited to the Hanford nuclear reservation during the Manhattan Project. It will seek people to interview.
Connect Tri-Cities offers a job and recruiting fair in Kennewick, prompted by the aging workforce at the Hanford nuclear reservation. Hanford officials want veterans to consider and students to prepare for Hanford careers.
Tuesday the high should be about 67 degrees in the Tri-Cities, with temperatures dropping as a low pressure system arrives over the Mid-Columbia and sticks around at least through Friday, according to the National Weather Service.
Energy Northwest has had its privileges to ship radioactive waste to a commercial disposal site on the Hanford nuclear reservation reinstated. It made fixes after twice sending waste to US Ecology with manifests that didn’t match the shipments in the past 12 months.
The HAMMER training center at Hanford celebrates its 20th anniversary providing training for nuclear reservation workers and emergency responders. The HAMMER campus as towers, burn pads and other props for practicing.