A Hanford contractor has agreed to pay $1.1 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the Justice Department claiming the company used federal money to lobby for new government customers for a first responder training facility.
Underground tanks that hold a stew of toxic, radioactive waste at the nation's most contaminated nuclear site pose a possible risk of explosion, a nuclear safety board said in advance of confirmation hearings for the next leader of the Energy Department.
Pink slips went out Monday to nearly 250 workers and more than 2,500 others were notified that they face furloughs of several weeks at the nation's most contaminated nuclear site, where cleanup is likely to be slowed because of automatic federal budget cuts.
One of the contractors charged with cleaning up the nation's most contaminated nuclear site has agreed to pay an $18.5 million civil and criminal penalty related to a time card fraud scheme, under a settlement agreement announced Wednesday.
Here's something else the upcoming spending cuts will affect: The cleanup of radioactive waste at nuclear sites, including one in Washington state where waste tanks may be leaking 1,000 gallons per year.
Nuclear engineers from China to South America and around the world are turning their attention to fast reactors, which consume the solid waste. More testing, however, is needed before the reactors can be developed; Hanford's defunct-Fast Flux Test...
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Radioactive waste tanks may be leaking some 1,000 gallons per year at Hanford Nuclear Reservation, and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Wednesday officials are still evaluating how to effectively remove the remaining material...