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450 workers to be cut at Hanford
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Sequester – Budget Limits Will Cut 450 Hanford Workers, Say Contractors

Hanford contractors announced Thursday the impending layoff of some 450 employees, largely due to budget restrictions.

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Another whistleblower suit filed against Hanford
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New Whistleblower Complaint Filed Against Hanford Contractor

This is the second such complaint filed by the Bechtel-URS worker.

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Radioactive Waste Cleanup Continues At Hanford Nuclear Reservation
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Scathing Assessment of Hanford Shows VIT Plant Way Behind Schedule – Calls Project “Dysfunctional”

In the wake of recent delays, safety concerns and allegations of whistleblower retaliations, a new article claims the Hanford VIT plant is a mess.

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Radioactive Waste Cleanup Continues At Hanford Nuclear Reservation
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Will the Hanford VIT Plant Actually Work? — A Look at What Scientists Are Up Against

We've been taking a look at what has almost become an iconic part of the Mid-Columbia: the VIT, or vitrification plant, at Hanford.  

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Will Hanford VIT Plant Actually Work? A Look At What Scientists Are Up Against (Part 1)

It's a household word in the Columbia Basin,  but exactly what is the VIT Plant, and what are they trying to clean up?  We explain in a way you can understand.

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Roofing containing asbestos
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EPA Levies $115K Fine on Dept. of Energy for Asbestos Removal at Hanford

The DOE demolished a number of structures -- including some from the World War II-era --at the Hanford site in 2009 and 2010 as part of the cleanup effort.

According to the EPA, the removal and management of materials containing asbestos was potentially threatening to workers' health and safety.

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Government shutdown could layoff or furlough thousands of Hanford workers
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Shutdown Could Furlough Thousands of Hanford Tank Farm Workers

If the shutdown drags on,  a lot of Hanford workers could have nothing to do.

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DOE says 2022 cleanup deadlines could be in jeopardy
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Attorney General ‘Disappointed’ Feds Likely to Miss Hanford Deadlines

Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Wednesday the feds are in "serious" risk of not meeting the legally-mandated deadlines for cleanup of the Hanford site.

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Hanford whistleblower loses job
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Hanford Whistleblower Loses Job — Was It Retaliation?

This story is starting to gather some national attention. On Thursday, a 66-year-old senior scientist was let go from his job at Hanford less than two years after he voiced safety concerns over the VIT Plant.

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Six workers taken to Kadlec after liquid spill
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Hanford Workers Taken to Hospital After Non-Radioactive Liquid Spill

Six workers were affected, but with apparently non-radioactive material.

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