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Hanford Nuclear Reservation

Leaking Nuclear Waste Tank Won't Be Emptied For At Least A Year

AP | NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS | Posted 11.30.2014 | Green

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A new deal allows a radioactive waste storage tank to continue leaking for more than a year before its contents are pumped out...

Workers Prepare To Clean Site Of 'Atomic Man' Accident

AP | NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS | Posted 07.03.2014 | Science

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Workers are preparing to enter one of the most dangerous rooms on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation — the site of a 1976 blast...

Whistle-Blower Who Raised Safety Concerns At Nuclear Reservation Fired

AP | NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS | Posted 02.18.2014 | Green

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Whistleblower Donna Busche, who raised safety concerns at the nation's most polluted nuclear weapons production site, was fire...

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...

Bad News From Nation's Most Contaminated Nuclear Site

AP | SHANNON DININNY | Posted 08.21.2013 | Green

An underground tank holding some of the worst radioactive waste at the nation's most contaminated nuclear site might be leaking into the soil. The U....

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 | 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...

Tanks At Hanford Nuclear Reservation Could Explode

AP | By SHANNON DININNY | Posted 06.02.2013 | Green

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Underground tanks that hold a stew of toxic, radioactive waste at the nation's most contaminated nuclear site pose a possible r...

Arthur Delaney

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

Workers At Nation's Most Contaminated Nuclear Site Fired Due To Sequestration

AP | SHANNON DININNY | Posted 05.18.2013 | Green

YAKIMA, Wash. — Pink slips went out Monday to nearly 250 workers and more than 2,500 others were notified that they face furloughs of several we...

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...

Budget Cuts Threaten Nuclear Site Cleanup

AP | MIKE BAKER | Posted 05.05.2013 | Green

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Federal officials say budget cuts may disrupt efforts to close the radioactive waste tanks currently leaking at Hanford Nuclear...

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...

Nation's Most Contaminated Nuclear Site Leaking Radioactive Waste

AP | SHANNON DININNY and MIKE BAKER | Posted 02.20.2013 | Green

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- The long-delayed cleanup of the nation's most contaminated nuclear site became the subject of more bad news Friday, when Washington ...

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 f...

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.

Cold War Nuke Facility Found With 10x Lethal Limit Of Radiation

AP | SHANNON DININNY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

YAKIMA, Wash. — Workers cleaning up the nation's most contaminated nuclear site have discovered an area of soil so radioactive it exceeds lethal...

Radioactive Rabbit Found In WA, Workers Hunt For Contaminated Droppings

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

RICHLAND, Wash. — A radioactive rabbit was trapped on the Hanford nuclear reservation, and Washington state health workers have been searching f...

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...