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Hanford Nuclear Reservation

The Mess Gets Worse at Hanford's Nuclear Site

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 11.18.2013 | Green
The Center for Public Integrity

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.

Whistleblower: 'I Was Fired Because I Raised Nuclear Safety Issues'

Posted 10.22.2013 | Green

"I was fired because I raised nuclear safety issues about the Hanford site," former URS Corp. nuclear engineer Walter Tamosaitis told HuffPost Live on...

Is This Nuclear Plant Too Dangerous To Clean Up?

| Valerie Brown | Posted 05.09.2013 | Green

By Valerie Brown, Scientific American: (click here for original article) The most toxic and voluminous nuclear waste in the U.S.—208 million lit...

Arthur Delaney

Pink Slips, An Anniversary, And 50 Million Gallons Of Radioactive Sludge

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics

When Travis Stephens first heard the word "sequestration," he thought it was nothing to worry about. "They said the sequestration -- they talked a...

Arthur Delaney

Sequestration Layoffs Hit Workers At Nation's Most Contaminated Nuclear Cleanup Site

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.21.2013 | Politics

Terry Smith of West Richland, Wash., learned this week that he'll be losing his job in a few days thanks to federal budget cuts. "It stinks," Smith...

Amanda Terkel

Workers Lose Jobs As Pink Slips Go Out Due To Sequestration

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Republican politicians insist that the Obama administration has "exaggerated" the effects of sequestration, people around the country...

Washington Governor: Nuclear Waste Cleanup Could Take Years

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 03.08.2013 | Green

The cleanup of radioactive waste leaking from storage tanks at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation could take years, according to Washington Gov. Jay Insl...

Washington Governor: Budget Cuts Could Hamper Nuke Cleanup

Reuters | Posted 04.30.2013 | Green

By Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE, Feb 27 (Reuters) - Washington state Governor Jay Inslee on Wednesday warned billions of dollars in automat...

Washington Governor: 6 Underground Nuclear Waste Tanks Leaking

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 04.24.2013 | Green

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Six underground tanks that hold a brew of radioactive and toxic waste at the nation's most contaminated nuclear site are leakin...

Green News Report: March 29, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.29.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Fallout fro...

Green News Report: January 25, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Getting "Gas"-y at the Oscars; Freakin' Frackin'; Natural disasters are expensive; Catastrophic flooding, drought around the world.

Radioactive Rabbit Poop Part Of Hanford Nuclear Reservation Cleanup (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Hanford nuclear reservation in Washington state produced most of the plutonium our nation used from the the beginning of the atomic bomb through t...