Hanford http://kuow.org en Energy Secretary Meets With Inslee On Hanford http://kuow.org/post/energy-secretary-meets-inslee-hanford <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/03/031714AJ_HanfordTrouble_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Washington Governor Jay Inslee says the U.S. Department of Energy is failing to provide him a “comprehensive” Hanford clean-up plan.<p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 16:05:37 +0000 Austin Jenkins 30767 at http://kuow.org Energy Secretary Meets With Inslee On Hanford Just How Clean Is Clean In Hanford Waste Tanks? http://kuow.org/post/just-how-clean-clean-hanford-waste-tanks <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/12/121213AK_Hanford_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Just how clean is clean when it comes to removing radioactive tank waste? That’s one of the questions tackled in a new federal plan that will guide cleanup at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.<p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 15:54:42 +0000 Anna King 25424 at http://kuow.org Just How Clean Is Clean In Hanford Waste Tanks? Manhattan Project Park Left Out Of Defense Bill, Supporters Not Giving Up http://kuow.org/post/manhattan-project-park-left-out-defense-bill-supporters-not-giving <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/12/121113AK_Plahuta_NEW_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>A plan to turn part of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation into a national park has been dropped from a compromise defense authorization bill.<p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 15:30:11 +0000 Anna King 25354 at http://kuow.org Manhattan Project Park Left Out Of Defense Bill, Supporters Not Giving Up Energy Department Says Leaking Tank At Hanford 'Stabilizing' http://kuow.org/post/energy-department-says-leaking-tank-hanford-stabilizing <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/11/110613AK_Leakingtanks_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>After nearly a year of study, the U.S. Department of Energy says fewer radioactive waste tanks appear to be leaking at Hanford than originally thought.<p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 15:15:03 +0000 Anna King 23414 at http://kuow.org Energy Department Says Leaking Tank At Hanford 'Stabilizing' Let-Go Hanford Whistleblower Readies For Upcoming Court Battles http://kuow.org/post/let-go-hanford-whistleblower-readies-upcoming-court-battles <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/10/101713AK_Whistleblower_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>In early November, a federal appeals court will consider the case of a well-known Hanford whistleblower.<p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 15:58:43 +0000 Anna King 22271 at http://kuow.org Let-Go Hanford Whistleblower Readies For Upcoming Court Battles Details About Whistleblower Firings And Cleanup Delays At Hanford http://kuow.org/post/details-about-whistleblower-firings-and-cleanup-delays-hanford <p>Correspondent Anna King speaks with David Hyde about the firing of Hanford whistleblower Walter Tamosaitis and reports on the Department of Energy&rsquo;s announcement of more cleanup delays of the Hanford radioactive waste site. Fri, 11 Oct 2013 00:00:55 +0000 David Hyde 21880 at http://kuow.org Details About Whistleblower Firings And Cleanup Delays At Hanford Radioactive Hanford Sludge Ages as Feds To Miss More Deadlines http://kuow.org/post/federal-officials-say-more-hanford-cleanup-deadlines-likely-be-missed <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/10/100913AK_Hanforddeadlines_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Washington officials say they&#8217;re disappointed but not surprised by news that the federal government likely will miss several more cleanup deadlines at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.&#160;<p>At Hanford, radioactive sludge stews in aging underground tanks not far from the Columbia River. A 1989 agreement created the timeline for treating that caustic gunk. Thu, 10 Oct 2013 16:18:01 +0000 Anna King 21845 at http://kuow.org Radioactive Hanford Sludge Ages as Feds To Miss More Deadlines Feds Propose Plan For Hanford's Tank Waste Challenges http://kuow.org/post/feds-propose-plan-hanfords-tank-waste-challenges <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/09/092413AK_Hanfordplan_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>There’s a new plan for cleanup at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. The federal government is looking for ways to process certain types of radioactive waste more quickly, while managers there figure out how to solve major technical challenges at its massive Waste Treatment Plant.<p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 16:36:25 +0000 Anna King 20970 at http://kuow.org Feds Propose Plan For Hanford's Tank Waste Challenges Hanford Tank Farms Get All-Clear After High Radiation Reading http://kuow.org/post/hanford-tank-farms-get-all-clear-after-high-radiation-reading <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/09/090413AK_Hanford_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>The tank farms at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in southeast Washington have the all-clear for work to resume after a high-radiation incident briefly shut down much of the site last month.<p>In late August, Hanford workers responded to an emergency of a high-radiation reading near a tank known as C-101.<p>In a new letter to Hanford workers, Manager for the Office of River Protection Kevin Smith says it turns out there was no leak. Wed, 04 Sep 2013 18:49:12 +0000 Anna King 19712 at http://kuow.org Hanford Tank Farms Get All-Clear After High Radiation Reading Seattle Band To Release Pop Song Inspired By Hanford Tank Waste http://kuow.org/post/seattle-band-release-pop-song-inspired-hanford-tank-waste <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/08/082213AK_Hanfordsong_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>The Hanford Nuclear Reservation in southeast Washington has inspired documentaries, museum exhibits, art shows and even a book of poetry. Now, a Northwest band call Tangerine is about to release a new song that tackles the leaking tanks of radioactive waste at the federal site.<p>“I guess it’s a slightly unusual topic for a pop song," admits Marika Justad. "Especially one that has a romantic angle. Fri, 23 Aug 2013 22:24:16 +0000 Anna King 19126 at http://kuow.org Seattle Band To Release Pop Song Inspired By Hanford Tank Waste Federal Judge: Yucca Mountain Licensing Must Move Forward http://kuow.org/post/federal-judge-yucca-mountain-licensing-must-move-forward <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/08/081313AK_Yucca_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Washington’s state Attorney General is praising an appeals court decision on a nuclear waste repository in Nevada. The ruling requires the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to get the licensing process back on track for Yucca Mountain.<p>The state of Washington wants Yucca Mountain to be the permanent waste repository for radioactive waste at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. But President Obama buried the project because of opposition from Nevada’s political leaders.<p>Now, the U.S. Wed, 14 Aug 2013 17:15:19 +0000 Anna King 18573 at http://kuow.org Federal Judge: Yucca Mountain Licensing Must Move Forward Cleanup Options For Hanford's 300 Area Going Public http://kuow.org/post/cleanup-options-hanfords-300-area-going-public <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/07/072613AK_Hanford300_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Federal officials are trying to figure out what to do about radioactive materials that remain at a place near the Columbia River known as the 300 Area. It’s the subject of a series of public meetings that kick off this week.<p>The 300 Area was where workers milled uranium rods and tested ways to process plutonium during WWII and the Cold War. They poured about 2 million gallons of radioactive liquid waste a day into sandy ponds and trenches right next to the Columbia River. Mon, 29 Jul 2013 16:16:43 +0000 Anna King 17551 at http://kuow.org Cleanup Options For Hanford's 300 Area Going Public Massive Hanford Waste Dump Reaches 15 Million Ton Mark http://kuow.org/post/massive-hanford-waste-dump-reaches-15-million-ton-mark <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/07/070913AK_Hanforddump_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Managers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation say crews have cleaned up 15 million tons of radioactive soil and debris from near the Columbia River. It’s gone to a massive dump at the center of the site.<p>In central Hanford, a ceremonial load of soil marked 15 million tons of waste disposed of at the 52-football-field-sized dump called ERDF. Wed, 10 Jul 2013 16:26:50 +0000 Anna King 16400 at http://kuow.org Massive Hanford Waste Dump Reaches 15 Million Ton Mark EPA Fines Hanford For Improperly Handling Radioactive Waste http://kuow.org/post/epa-fines-hanford-improperly-handling-radioactive-waste <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/07/070113AK_EPA_Hanford_NEW_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The U.S. Department of Energy has agreed to pay $136,000 in fines&#160;for&#160;allegedly mishandling waste left over from plutonium production at the </span>Hanford<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Nuclear Reservation. The penalty comes from the Environmental Protection Agency. Tue, 02 Jul 2013 16:51:31 +0000 Anna King 15942 at http://kuow.org Hanford Tank Could Be Leaking Radioactive Waste Into Soil http://kuow.org/post/hanford-tank-could-be-leaking-radioactive-waste-soil <p>For months now, we’ve known that&nbsp;six underground storage tanks at the Hanford nuclear reservation have been leaking radioactive waste. Now, the worst of these tanks may be leaking contaminated waste into the soil. Yesterday, radioactive material was detected outside the tank. Jeannie Yandel talks with King 5 investigate reporter Susannah Frame, who has been following this story closely. Fri, 21 Jun 2013 19:44:41 +0000 the conversation with ross reynolds 15385 at http://kuow.org Hanford Tank Could Be Leaking Radioactive Waste Into Soil