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Hanford double-shell tanks during construction, circa late 1960's (oregon.gov)
Hanford double-shell tanks during construction, circa late 1960's (oregon.gov)
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Unusual Radiation Readings Could Mean 2nd Hanford Teak Leaking

Regular routine checks and inspections of the waste tanks at Hanford have scientists wondering about a possible 2nd tank that might be leaking. It's tank AY-101, the second-oldest of the double-shell tanks, and dates back to about 1969.

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Hanford Fire worker exposed to low-level radiation (Getty Images)
Hanford Fire worker exposed to low-level radiation (Getty Images)
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Hanford Fire Worker Tests Positive for Low-Level Radiation

A firefighter at the Hanford Fire Station was being treated for exposure to low-level radiation after some contaminated equipment was brought to the facility.

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Radioactive waste stolen in Mexico
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Truck Carrying Extremely Dangerous Radioactive Material Stolen in Mexico

Officials believe the thieves were after the vehicle, not the payload.

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Government making largest single purchase of radiation treatment products
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Why Is Government Stockpiling Radiation Sickness Medicine?

HHS, or the Department of Health and Human Services announced Thursday it is boosting the stockpile of treatments for Acute Radiation Syndrome.

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Gov. Inslee to tour Hanford this week
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Gov. Inslee to Tour Hanford This Wednesday – Seeking Answers to Leaking Tanks

Gov. Jay Inslee plans to tour the Hanford site to gather information about the six leaky tanks and others that could pose a significant problem down the road.

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What are ramifications of six leaking tanks at Hanford?
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Gov. Inslee – Six Hanford Tanks Could Be Leaking 1,000 Gallons A Year – What Are Ramifications?

Gov. Jay Inslee raised eyebrows across the state and even the nation with his announcement this week that the six leaky storage tanks at Hanford could be oozing up to 1,000 gallons a year. 

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Officials Say Fukushima Radiation Created ‘Mutant’ Butterflies

Japanese researchers are reporting that in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster they are finding species of mutated butterflies.

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police find man is radioactive
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Driver Pulled Over By Police For Being Radioactive

You're driving down the road, and suddenly a police officer pulls you over, and tells you it's because you're radioactive!

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Fukushima nuclear plant 2011
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Japan Radiation A Danger to Northwest?

According to the latest information from the Washington State Department of Health, as of 1pm Thursday,

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