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.
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...
The nation's most contaminated nuclear site - and the challenges associated with ridding it of its toxic legacy - will be a subject of upcoming hearings and a higher priority in Washington D.C., a key lawmaker said Tuesday.
A large, double-walled tank of waste at the nation's most contaminated nuclear site is leaking into its outer shell, raising new concerns about the long-term storage of the radioactive brew and for the effects on the environment if the waste escapes.
Workers have started moving highly radioactive material, called sludge, away from the Columbia River, marking a significant milestone in the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s cleanup of the Hanford Site in Washington State.