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2 Hanford workers checked for possible vapor exposure

State Attorney General Bob Ferguson in 2016 frustrated with the slow pace of cleanup.

State Attorney General Bob Ferguson in said his legal team was reviewing options to accelerate the lawsuit to protect Hanford workers from vapor exposures at the tank farms. He was joined by Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore.
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State Attorney General Bob Ferguson in said his legal team was reviewing options to accelerate the lawsuit to protect Hanford workers from vapor exposures at the tank farms. He was joined by Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore.

Two more Hanford workers received medical evaluations for possible exposure to chemical vapors, Washington River Protection Solutions said Thursday.

Two Hanford workers reported suspicious odors outside the AY Tank Farm on Wednesday, experienced no symptoms and went to the on-site medical clinic as a precaution, according to the Hanford tank farm contractor.

It brings the total of workers receiving medical evaluations for possible exposure to chemical vapors this spring to 49, by the Herald’s count. Workers are concerned that exposure could cause serious health problems long term.

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