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A former Superfund site embodies the painful past and uncertain future of nuclear cleanup in America. .... Hanford Reach Monument in Washington state; and the Manhattan Project National Historical Park in Tennessee are all former military test sites or nuclear production facilities that are now managed ...
Peter Welch supported H.R. 3053, the nuclear waste Policy Amendments Act, and continues to support the transfer of Vermont Yankee's nuclear waste on the banks of the Connecticut River in Vernon to a permanent site operated by the federal government. This is Yucca Mountain, Nevada, which ...

Even though the cleanup of nuclear weapons sites comes from the same congressional spending account as DOE nuclear weapons modernization, the CBO chose to ... Over 1 million gallons of these contaminants have leaked at the DOE's Hanford Site in Washington state, threatening the Columbia River.
The report identifies millions of dollars in losses related to quality assurance at sites in Washington state, New Mexico and South Carolina. ... the nation's only underground nuclear waste repository in southern New Mexico, concerns about quality assurance were raised again in September, the report noted.
With limited remaining space in Hanford's double-shell tanks, the state of Washington asked U.S. Judge Rosanna Malouf Peterson to require more double-shell ... After the bottom of the tank dried out, workers pumped some more liquid into it and could see it swirling down in seven places, all leak sites.
Even though the cleanup of nuclear weapons sites comes from the same congressional spending account as DOE nuclear weapons modernization, the CBO chose to ... Over 1 million gallons of these contaminants have leaked at the DOE's Hanford Site in Washington state, threatening the Columbia River.

The area and amount of stuff contaminated by radioactive waste at the Hanford Site in southeast Washington state keeps getting bigger. First it was two cars. Then it was eight. The count is ... It all started at the Plutonium Finishing Plant demolition site at Hanford. The PFP is an old factory that used to make ...
This one involves worker vehicles that were driven off the nuclear cleanup site in southeast Washington state. Two vehicles that were ... to work at Hanford Monday. They were discovered to be contaminated along with several other areas--all near the demolition site called the Plutonium Finishing Plant.
While this is in no way a long-term solution for a serious radioactive waste problem (Hanford it the largest nuclear waste site in the Western Hemisphere--the soil is contaminated, the groundwater is contaminated, it's all contaminated), the DOE says filling in the tunnel minimized the risk of radioactive leaks.
physicists propose a new method for monitoring nuclear waste ... Prototype antineutrino detector for monitoring nuclear waste repository sites. ... was detecting incompletely documented storage facilities, such as those at the Hanford Site, a now disused nuclear complex in the U. S. state of Washington from ...
Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell last week recognized the workers of Hanford for completing a "milestone" clean-up on a high-hazard waste site at the ... The 618-10 Burial Ground and two adjacent waste sites were one of the most challenging nuclear waste cleanup projects within the DOE-Richland ...
The Department of Energy plans to stabilize a second radioactive-waste storage tunnel at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation by filling it with concrete-like grout. The decision was announced Tuesday after an independent panel of experts considered several options for stabilizing the Hanford PUREX plant's ...
(AP) -- After 19 years of work to safeguard nuclear waste dating from the Cold War, workers at a sprawling Washington state site have managed to ... Washington state officials said the emptying of the tanks on the farm is a good step forward but underscores the lengthy additional cleanup work that lies ...
(CNN) Authorities at Washington state's Hanford Nuclear waste site are investigating a possible leak after discovering radioactive material on a worker's ... of the Hanford Site processed 110,000 tons of fuel from the reactors, discharging an estimated 450 billion gallons of liquids to soil disposal sites and 53 ...
The Washington state Department of ecology and the Environmental Protection Agency notified DOE this week that they would use their authority ... been growing as more is learned about the extent of the spread of radioactive contamination, said Alex Smith, manager of Ecology's nuclear waste Program.
While this is in no way a long-term solution for a serious radioactive waste problem (Hanford it the largest nuclear waste site in the Western Hemisphere--the soil is contaminated, the groundwater is contaminated, it's all contaminated), the DOE says filling in the tunnel minimized the risk of radioactive leaks.

This is a prototype antineutrino detector for monitoring nuclear waste repository sites. ... dealt with in their calculations was detecting incompletely documented storage facilities, such as those at the Hanford Site, a now-disused nuclear complex in the U. S. state of Washington from the time of the Cold War.
Before Rhonda knew what was happening, 20 officers jumped out, guns drawn and began running around her property in Kettle Falls, a rural area in Washington state. Terrified, Rhonda sat shaking as men searched every inch of her house, while those outside yelled and pulled up the cannabis plants she ...
The report identifies millions of dollars in losses related to quality assurance at sites in Washington state, New Mexico and South Carolina. ... the nation's only underground nuclear waste repository in southern New Mexico, concerns about quality assurance were raised again in September, the report noted.
The report identifies millions of dollars in losses related to quality assurance and other problems at sites from Washington state to New Mexico and South ... of Energy over a radiation release that forced a nearly three-year shutdown of the federal government's only underground nuclear waste repository.
workers on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state have finished cleaning up one of the nation's most contaminated radioactive waste sites, the U.S. Department of Energy said Thursday. The dangerous wastes at the site known as the 618-10 Burial Ground stem from the production of ...
SPOKANE -- After 19 years of work to safeguard nuclear waste dating from the Cold War, workers at a sprawling Washington state site have managed to remove virtually all of the radioactive waste from 16 aging underground steel tanks at risk of leaking. The sludge left over from the production of ...
On a 65-acre site at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, construction has been ... provided independent oversight of defense nuclear sites across the country. ... Washington state's Department of ecology also monitors Hanford.
... to stuff the country's nuclear waste in a big hole in the Nevada desert. ... eliminated sites in Texas and Washington state from consideration, ...
In contrast, the Washington state Department of ecology, the second Hanford regulator, has about 70 employees based at its nuclear waste Program in ... Scott Pruitt, has taken back signature authority on all Superfund site ...
(AP) - workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state have finished stabilizing a partially-collapsed tunnel containing radioactive wastes left over from ... The tunnel partially collapsed earlier this year, prompting a brief alarm at the site that required some 3,000 workers to shelter in place.
... Washington state Department of ecology nuclear waste Program, ... The discovery of the breach resulted in a site-wide take cover issue at ...
... Washington state Department of ecology nuclear waste Program, ... The discovery of the breach resulted in a site-wide take cover issue at ...
(AP) -- Inspectors at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in south-central Washington state have found at least seven leaks in the site's oldest ...
... called for a new approach to nuclear waste management as costs ... DOE said in a statement regarding the off site treatment of the three ... its rules comport with Washington state rules as the grouted waste is ... treat waste, but that transportation to disposal sites could push costs above other alternatives.
activists fear that opening the site as a national wildlife refuge, plus opening ... How could land that was once leaking toxic nuclear waste--words that have ... That's particularly true when your budget for taking on sites like Rocky ... Hanford Reach Monument in Washington state; and the Manhattan Project ...
... Hanford nuclear facility in Washington state, after contractors were filmed ... In 1988, production stopped and the site became a burying ground for radioactive waste. ... The one thing you don't want to do is create more waste sites," said ... which would then be buried in a nuclear waste dump at the facility.
workers at the Hanford Site violated multiple state laws and regulations in ... The company did not notify the Washington State Department of ecology in a ... "The state of Washington, you and I, own the groundwater underneath ... then transport them to a nuclear waste dump in the center of the Hanford site.
Incumbent Firms Set To Replace AECOM as DOE Site Waste Lead ... management at its Savannah River nuclear-waste complex in South Carolina to a ... Hanford waste site in Washington state and at its Los Alamos, N.M., research site ... Materials for Sustainable Sites: A Complete Guide to the Evaluation, ...
... plutonium contamination at Rocky Flats, the Colorado site where the government ... The board's jurisdiction extends to all the sites where private contractors, ... helped push the managers of a nuclear waste cleanup project in Hanford, ... installations in New Mexico, Washington state and South Carolina.
The fourth of those issues, requiring a laboratory built at Washington State University Tri-Cities for testing, has been resolved, Hamel said ...
World's largest nuclear waste melters in place at Hanford ... The fourth of those issues, requiring a laboratory built at Washington State University Tri-Cities for ... at DOE's cleanup site at Savannah River, S.C., McCullough said.
There's a building boom at the Hanford Site, a once-secret complex on the windswept plains of southeastern Washington state. ... In a 1989 legal agreement with the state of Washington and the US ... have used the process to stabilize nuclear waste, including France, India, Russia and the United Kingdom.
Meanwhile, South Carolina, Aiken County and Washington state have ... its opposition to becoming the dump site for federal nuclear waste at ...
The Washington State Department of Health temporarily suspended Energy ... 45,000-pound cask of waste was trucked to the US ecology site.
This solid low level radioactive waste is put in containers that are sealed and placed in open trenches and then covered in dirt at the Savannah ...
The Department of Energy plans to stabilize a second radioactive-waste storage tunnel at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation by filling it with concrete-like grout. The decision was announced Tuesday after an independent panel of experts considered several options for stabilizing the Hanford PUREX plant's ...
Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell last week recognized the workers of Hanford for completing a "milestone" clean-up on a high-hazard waste site at the ... The 618-10 Burial Ground and two adjacent waste sites were one of the most challenging nuclear waste cleanup projects within the DOE-Richland ...
Clean up work at the Hanford Site in Washington state - production base for weapons-bound plutonium in previous years - has reached a milestone with ... retrievals completed at the first Hanford tank farm," said Washington Department of ecology official Alex Smith, who works in nuclear waste program.
Seattle (AP) -- A state energy panel has voted to recommend that a massive oil-by-rail terminal proposed along the Columbia River in Washington state be denied. The Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council, which has been evaluating the project since 2013, unanimously agreed Tuesday to tell Gov.
... at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state have finished cleaning up one of the nation's most contaminated radioactive waste sites. ... The dangerous wastes at the site known as the 618-10 Burial Ground stem from the production of plutonium for nuclear weapons and took eight years to ...
(AP) -- After 19 years of work to safeguard nuclear waste dating from the Cold War, workers at a sprawling Washington state site have managed to ... Washington state officials said the emptying of the tanks on the farm is a good step forward but underscores the lengthy additional cleanup work that lies ...
Work to fill the collapsed storage tunnel at the Hanford Site in Washington state with a grout-like substance has been completed, the ...
Reclassification of nuclear waste could make disposal simpler and cheaper. ... but not as dangerous as high-level waste, for which a disposal site has yet to be found. ... seeks sites for nuclear-waste storage · US seeks waste-research revival ... Washington state, which has in place a court-ordered clean-up ...


 

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