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Hanford Nuclear Site

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....

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

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...