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Former managers-supervisors avoid charges in time card fraud scheme
Former managers-supervisors avoid charges in time card fraud scheme (Photo by Jeff T. Green/Getty Images)
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Former Hanford Managers Settle to Avoid Charges in Time Card Scandal

Instead of formal charges, a trio of  former managers will pay over $100,000 in combined fines.

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Seattle reacts to Hanford National Park plan
Seattle reacts to Hanford National Park plan (Getty images)
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Seattle – As Expected – ‘Sneers’ At Hanford National Historical Park

After years of fighting to get it, Doc Hastings and the House approved the plan to create a National Historical Park dedicated to the Manhattan Project and the important history of Hanford.

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Hasting's bill to create Hanford National Monument passes House
Hasting's bill to create Hanford National Monument passes House (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
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Bill to Create Hanford National Historical Park Passes House

It's one of the longest running efforts by outgoing Congressman Doc Hastings.

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Tank farm workers union, environmental groups to sue DOE
Tank farm workers union, environmental groups to sue DOE (Photo by Jeff T. Green/Getty Images)
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Tank Farm Union + Environmental Groups Sue Hanford Over Vapors

Perhaps spurred on by Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson's suit that will be filed against  the Department of Energy and contractors, a group representing tank farm workers also plans legal action.

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Inside one of Hanford nuclear waste storage tanks
Inside one of Hanford nuclear waste storage tanks (KNDU-TV)
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WA State Attorney General Sues D.O.E. Over Workers Exposure to Hanford Tank Farm Vapors

Wednesday, Attorney General Bob Ferguson said he plans to sue the Department of Energy and Washington River Protection Services over what has been called an ongoing issue with harmful tank vapors at Hanford, which have affected workers.

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Managers found not guilty in time card fraud
Managers found not guilty in time card fraud (Getty images)
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Hanford Managers Found Not Guilty in Time Card Fraud Scheme

The jury apparently agreed with defense attorneys, who said just because workers were committing time card fraud, how were managers supposed to know?

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Environmental groups want to shut down Hanford nuclear reactor
Environmental groups want to shut down Hanford nuclear reactor (Photo by Jeff T. Green/Getty Images)
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Environmental Groups Sue over Hanford Nuclear Reactor

Three Northwest environmental groups are suing a state agency over what they claim is the effect of the Energy Northwest Nuclear reactor at Hanford on Columbia River water.

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Hanford subcontractors accused of not cooperating in investigation
Hanford subcontractors accused of not cooperating in investigation (KNDU TV Photo)
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Hanford Subcontractors Refuse to Cooperate in Whistleblower Investigation – Say Officials

Two Hanford subcontractors have been sharply criticized for refusing to cooperate in an investigation over a fired Hanford whistleblower.

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Supervisors go on trial for payroll-overtime fraud
Supervisors go on trial for payroll-overtime fraud (Photo by Jeff T. Green/Getty Images)
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Hanford Timecard Fraud Trials Get Underway

The total amount of fraudulent pay was over $100,000, say officials.

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DOE likely to miss more cleanup deadlines at Hanford
DOE likely to miss more cleanup deadlines at Hanford (Photo by Jeff T. Green/Getty Images)
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DOE To Miss Third Hanford Deadline for Tank Cleanup

The Department of Energy has notified Washington state officials they are likely to miss another deadline for tank cleanup.

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