Hanford nuclear workers swallowed radiation particles, test positive for contamination – report

Several of the workers tasked with one of the largest nuclear cleanup efforts in the world have tested positive for radiation contamination. Out of the fraction of workers tested, 20 percent were found with “internal exposures.” On June 8, more than 300 workers at the Hanford Plutonium Finishing Plant (PFP), which produced two-thirds of the […]

More radiation accidents ‘likely’ if Hanford funding cut – Energy Dept official

The aging infrastructure at the largest US nuclear waste site at Hanford, Washington is breaking down, making incidents involving the release of radiation more likely, according to the senior Energy Department official at the site. The Hanford site, located along the Columbia River near Richland, Washington, stores nuclear waste dating back to the early days […]