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Hanford Nuclear Site

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...

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...

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...