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hanford nuclear reservation - HuffPost

The government's multi-billion-dollar effort to clean up the nation's largest nuclear dump has become its own dysfunctional mess. For more than two decades, the government has worked to dispose of 56 million gallons of toxic nuclear and chemical waste in southeastern Washington State.

Confined Space: DOE Investigation of Hanford Coverup .

You may recall a report last February in the Washington Post detailing a worker safety scandal at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington State. The Post, working with the Government Accountability Project reported that bonuses were given to the contractor (C2HM HIll) to empty nuclear and chemical waste tanks faster, nuclear cleanup contractors were given incentives to minimize the .

Welcome to 'the Most Toxic Place in America'

Nov 29, 2016 · The DOE has acknowledged in nearly 20 studies conducted over the past 24 years that there is a safety risk to workers at Hanford. Just two years ago, a report found toxins in the air "far .

Blowing the Whistle on the Hanford Nuclear Site: Bob .

Jun 18, 2020 · Now Town Hall and Hanford Challenge team up to present a livestreamed conversation about the actual cleanup taking place at this nuclear waste site, and the ways that whistleblowers .

Inlander: Hanford: The Big, Expensive, Environmental .

In part, it was that frightening event that spurred the end of production at Hanford, where the last reactor was closed in 1987. By 1989, the Department of Energy, the state of Washington and the Environmental Protection Agency finalized the Tri-Party Agreement to guide the cleanup effort.

A messy 25-year-long nuclear clean-up - BBC News

Jun 11, 2014 · Hanford's daunting clean-up problem in 1989 100 sq miles (259 sq km) of contaminated groundwater 56 million gallons (254 million litres) of liquid waste, in tanks buried just below ground

A short history of waste management at the Hanford Site .

Jan 01, 2010 · As of the late 1990s, 75 solid waste burial grounds existed at Hanford (US Department of Energy, 1997) containing 700,000 cubic meters of solid waste buried or stored in facilities. About 97% was buried in landfills, and more than 95% is classified as low-level waste ( Duncan et al., 1995 ).

DOE, Contractor Fight Nuclear Waste Suit : PaintSquare News

The "tank farm" on the Hanford site holds 177 underground storage tanks, which contain 56 million gallons of nuclear waste. The suit, filed under the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, cites a 2014 study commissioned by the DOE, which concluded that vapor emissions at the Hanford tank farm was endangering workers.

Hanford nuclear workers to receive protections in .

Sep 19, 2018 · The U.S. Department of Energy estimates 67 tanks have leaked over time. Nearly 9,000 people work at the Hanford site, according to federal government estimates from June. Over the years, the federal government has paid out 1.5 billion to Hanford workers and their families under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program.

News Coverage — Hanford Challenge

Jul 14, 2020 · Oregon Department of Energy Comments on 100-BC Proposed Plan | Oregon Department of Energy, November 25, 2019. Walden leading up new efforts to clean up Hanford | Oregon Faith Report, November 25, 2019. Contamination halts work at Hanford project. It's the 8th worker exposure this year | Tri-City Herald reposted by TND.com, November 24, 2019

A messy 25-year-long nuclear clean-up - BBC News

Jun 11, 2014 · Hanford's daunting clean-up problem in 1989 100 sq miles (259 sq km) of contaminated groundwater 56 million gallons (254 million litres) of liquid waste, in tanks buried just below ground

DOE to award 3 new Hanford Site contracts on schedule .

Apr 22, 2019 · Three major new Hanford nuclear reservation contracts on schedule to be awarded in late July or August for cleanup work at the tank farms and elsewhere on site, according to Department of Energy .

HANFORD REACTOR IS TROUBLED LINK IN AGING PRODUCTION .

Dec 13, 1986 · In a recent interview at Hanford, Paul R. Bonin, manager of reactor administration for UNC Nuclear Industries, which runs the reactor under contract with the Department of Energy.

New Law Allows Hanford Workers Compensation Claims .

Workers Routinely Denied Hanford Workers Compensation Claims. Clean-up of plutonium and other radioactive, toxic chemicals at Hanford began in 1989 and new generations of workers have continued getting sick with respiratory, heart issues, neurological diseases and cancers. Per Hanford Challenge: Claims have been denied at five times the rate of .

Over Easy: Workplace Climate of Retaliation at Hanford .

Nov 20, 2013 · 177 Tanks at Hanford Site. On Monday, Hanford whistleblower Donna Busche filed a new complaint against her employer, Department of Energy (DOE) contractor Bechtel, .

Hanford Nuclear Waste Cleanup Plant May Be Too Dangerous .

May 09, 2013 · The most toxic and voluminous nuclear waste in the U.S.—208 million liters —sits in decaying underground tanks at the Hanford Site (a nuclear reservation) in .

Hanford Leaders Share Teamwork Focus Ahead of Next Cleanup .

Mar 17, 2020 · PHOENIX – Hanford Site Manager Brian Vance and leaders of the site's major cleanup contractors expressed pride in recent accomplishments and optimism about progress toward liquid waste treatment during a panel discussion at the Waste Management Symposia. "We've had a phenomenal last 30 years of cleanup, particularly on Hanford's River Corridor," Vance said.

Hanford Nuclear Waste Cleanup Plant May Be Too Dangerous .

May 09, 2013 · The most toxic and voluminous nuclear waste in the U.S.—208 million liters —sits in decaying underground tanks at the Hanford Site (a nuclear reservation) in .

Hanford nuclear workers to receive protections in .

Sep 19, 2018 · The U.S. Department of Energy estimates 67 tanks have leaked over time. . that works with whistleblowers and Hanford workers to draw attention to .

A short history of waste management at the Hanford Site .

Jan 01, 2010 · As of the late 1990s, 75 solid waste burial grounds existed at Hanford (US Department of Energy, 1997) containing 700,000 cubic meters of solid waste buried or stored in facilities. About 97% was buried in landfills, and more than 95% is classified as low-level waste ( Duncan et al., 1995 ).

3 plutonium-tainted Hanford facilities are at high risk of .

Apr 11, 2020 · RICHLAND — Three radioactively contaminated underground structures at high risk of collapse on the Hanford nuclear reservation could be filled with concrete-like grout within a year.

Feds' 'Plan B' for Hanford waste cleanup draws state .

Workers at the 'C' Tank Farm at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, near Richland, Washington, on March 6, 2013. (Photo by Ted S. Warren/AP)

Hanford nuclear site clean-up: The mess gets worse

Nov 18, 2013 · Hanford nuclear site clean-up: The mess gets worse This April 3, 2008, photo shows workers using heavy equipment to bury contaminated debris in a landfill on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation,near .

Hanford Site - Wikipedia

The Hanford Site is a decommissioned nuclear production complex operated by the United States federal government on the Columbia River in Benton County in the U.S. state of Washington.The site has been known by many names, including Hanford Project, Hanford Works, Hanford Engineer Works and Hanford Nuclear Reservation.. Established in 1943 as part of the Manhattan Project in Hanford, .

More trouble for Hanford site after review of tunnel .

Not counting the site's 177 huge underground radioactive waste tanks, Hanford has 826 facilities left from its original 1,715 buildings, which range from tiny to the size of a 1,000-foot-long .

Confined Space: DOE Investigation of Hanford Coverup .

A Hanford contractor was sharply criticized yesterday by federal investigators for failing to protect workers from toxic and radioactive chemicals at the nuclear-waste cleanup site, concluding that aging underground tanks are at risk of collapsing and aren't being properly monitored.

Hanford nuclear cleanup slow, workers frustrated .

The government's multi-billion-dollar effort to clean up Hanford, the nation's largest former nuclear-weapons site, has become its own dysfunctional mess, critics say.

Hanford nuclear workers to receive protections in .

Sep 19, 2018 · The U.S. Department of Energy estimates 67 tanks have leaked over time. . that works with whistleblowers and Hanford workers to draw attention to .

Hanford Workers Remove Contaminated . - Department of Energy

RICHLAND, Wash. – Workers with EM Richland Operations Office (RL) contractor CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company (CHPRC) recently removed a radioactive wastewater structure at Hanford. Workers dug more than 40 feet to remove a 10-by-10-foot wooden structure, known as a crib, and the contaminated soil below. The crib once received liquid from a former test facility that supported the .

Hanford Tank Closure Contract - U.S. Department of Energy

In 1989, Hanford's mission shifted from production of weapons material to waste management and environmental cleanup. Office of River Protection (ORP) is responsible for safeguarding the nuclear waste stored in Hanford's 177 underground tanks, and to manage the waste safely and responsibly until it can be treated in the Waste Treatment and .