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Tunnel collapse sparks emergency at Hanford

The Hanford Nuclear Reservation says a 20-foot section of a tunnel system where it stores contaminated material and equipment collapsed today, sparking an emergency alert and restrictions on workers’ movements. No injuries were reported. A remotely operated TALON robot surveyed the scene … Continue reading

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LIGO goes back to the gravity-wave grind

The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory is back on the hunt for ripples in spacetime, months after reporting the first signature of a black hole collision in gravitational waves. After a series of upgrades, the LIGO detectors at Hanford in Washington state and … Continue reading

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Contamination found at another Hanford tank

Workers at Eastern Washington’s Hanford Site are trying to track down the source of radioactive contamination at an underground waste storage tank, one week after an internal leak sparked concern about a different tank at the facility. Both double-walled tanks … Continue reading

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Hanford waste removal resumes after leak check

The U.S. Department of Energy says there’s no sign that toxic waste has leaked into the environment from a double-shell storage tank at Eastern Washington’s Hanford Site, and it has resumed operations to remove the waste from the tank. Last … Continue reading

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Nuclear waste leak triggers alarm at Hanford

A long-simmering leak inside a double-walled nuclear waste storage tank at the Hanford Site in Eastern Washington got worse over the weekend, sparking an alarm, officials said today. Online reports from the Tri-City Herald and KING-TV said that the leak … Continue reading

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