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Inside Tank AY-102
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Watchdog Group Says DOE Plan for Leaky Hanford Tank is Insufficient

The Department of Energy is taking criticism from a Hanford watchdog group over it's plans to delay pumping from a leaky Hanford tank until 2016. (Image courtesy of KNDU-TV)

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Senate committee to examine Hanford whistleblower retaliation
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Congressional Committee to Examine Claims of Retaliation Against Hanford Whistleblowers

Senate committee will examine allegations of retaliation against several former Hanford whistleblowers who have been fired.

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Third leak found in tank AY-102
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New Discovery of Leaking Waste from Hanford Double-Shell Tank

The Department of Energy announced Thursday new evidence of more leaking waste from the oldest of Hanford's double-shell tanks.

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Savannah River Nuclear site
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Hanford Not Only Nuclear Site Affected by 2015 Budget — Savannah River to Lose Major Project

While we struggle with the ups and downs of the federal cleanup budget at Hanford, across the country a one-of-a-kind nuclear fuel project appears to be shelved.

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Radioactive Waste Cleanup Continues At Hanford Nuclear Reservation
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Gov. Inslee Seeking Answers from DOE on Hanford Waste Tank Solutions

Inslee seeking clarification, details from the federal government,

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Northwest legislator wants answers on whistleblower firings.
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Legislators Demand Investigation into Firings of Whistleblowers at Hanford

One is a coincidence, but is two a conspiracy? One legislator wants answers.

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Hanford Whistleblower Fired Tuesday

Woman who complained of safety issues in 2011 let go.

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DOE considering new plant to deal with waste
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DOE May Build Underground Pre-Treatment Plant at Hanford Site

The pre-treatment plant would allow some liquid wastes to be taken care of while tech issues are fixed in VIT plant.

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Tank farm workers could decide to strike if agreement not reached
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Tank Farm Workers at Hanford Could Vote to Strike Dec. 13

The Hanford Atomic Metal Trades Commission (HAMTC) will ask workers to either approve a proposed collective bargaining agreement or give the nod for a possible strike.

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Hanford tanks burp gas
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Will “Burping” Hanford Waste Tanks Slow Cleanup?

With Hanford racing to try to meet legally mandated deadlines for cleanup and vitrification of the millions of gallons of waste at the site,  could burping and the study of bubbles help solve problems?

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