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Tunnel collapse being filled at Hanford Purex Plant (KNDU-TV)
Tunnel collapse being filled at Hanford Purex Plant (KNDU-TV)
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Hanford Tunnel Hole Being Filled With Dirt to Prevent Contamination Leaks

 

Many Hanford workers, including those on the tank farms (one of our older daughters works there) had their work cancelled Wednesday, while crews were busy pouring load after load of dirt and fill into a breach in one of the contaminated Purex Plant tunnels.

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This is the area where the tunnel collapsed. Depression, and possible hole (the dark area near top of photo)---Department of Energy
This is the area where the tunnel collapsed. Depression, and possible hole (the dark area near top of photo)---Department of Energy
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So After Hanford Tunnel Collapse, Now What?

After Tuesday's apparent collapse of a railroad tunnel at the Purex Plant, officials now have to figure out what to do next.

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Minimal radiation readings found at center of sunken or depressed area, indicating some sort of collapse or breach (Hanford.gov)
Minimal radiation readings found at center of sunken or depressed area, indicating some sort of collapse or breach (Hanford.gov)
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HANFORD Update–Tunnel Under Purex Plant Breached, Collapsed, Minimal Readings

According to sources, including KNDU-TV, work continues at Hanford over the breach or collapse of a railroad tunnel at the Purex Plant. It appears the tunnel underneath near the plant has collapsed.

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UBER fined by AG for text message violations  (Getty Images)
UBER fined by AG for text message violations (Getty Images)
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UBER Fined Over Sending Unsolicited Texts To WA Consumers

The fine comes in the form of the grassroots transportation company pledging to spend at least $40,000 to upgrade and refine it's texting communication system, and allowing consumers an opt-out option.

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Facebook screen shot
Facebook screen shot
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Why Your Facebook SHARE Button is Missing

After much research on the internet.....forums.....questions and answers.....and Facebook.com/help, there are several answers to this baffle...

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Category: Technology
New report says grout could help solve some of Hanford's treatment problems (Washington State DOE)
New report says grout could help solve some of Hanford's treatment problems (Washington State DOE)
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Experts Say Grout (NOT The Bathroom Kind) Could Help Clean Up Hanford Waste

Before everyone runs to the home improvement store and buys up every tube of silicon or grout, it's NOT that type. But numerous experts say grout could go a long way towards stabilizing Hanford waste.

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Green goo KNdu
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From Poo to Green Goo Scientists at PNNL on a Mission to Create Fuel

Scientists at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have invented a way to turn cow waste (cow poop) into a Green bio fuel!

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Well, he's red like an apple!  (Getty Images)
Well, he's red like an apple! (Getty Images)
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Move Over Fast Food Workers, Here Come Autobots to Pick Fruit

We've all heard the stories about automated cooking and delivery systems putting a lot of fast food workers out of a job in the near future. Well now, here come the robots to pick fruit in the orchards, and could potentially work 24-hours a day.

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Lawsuit claims Bose wireless headphones app 'spies' on consumers by collecting data (Amazon.com)
Lawsuit claims Bose wireless headphones app 'spies' on consumers by collecting data (Amazon.com)
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Suit Claims Wireless Headphones ‘Spy’ On Users

An Illinois man has filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against one of the leading manufacturers of wireless headphones, Bose, claiming they illegally gather and sell their consumers' personal data. Millions of wireless headphone sets have been sold by the company.

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Junior college programs to be offered to prison inmates in WA (Columbia Basin College)
Junior college programs to be offered to prison inmates in WA (Columbia Basin College)
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New WA Program Offers Community College, Tech Programs to Prison Inmates

Washington State's 12 prisons already provide literacy and educational programs for inmates, allowing them to better their communication and comprehension skills. But now a new bi-partisan plan passed by the legislature will allow them to pursue actual job skills prior to being released.

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