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DOE considering another pre-treatment facility at Hanford
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Dept. of Energy Considers Building Second Treatment Facility at Hanford

Besides the idea for a potential undergound storage pretreatment facility, the DOE Wednesday laid out possible plans for a second such facility.

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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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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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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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hanford tank c 110
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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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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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Occupy Protesters
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Occupy Portland Plans ‘Visit’ To Tri-Cities Sunday

Occupy Portland--the same people who tried to block west coast ports not that long ago--are planning to visit John Dam Plaza Sunday.

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Hanford Nuclear Reservation
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New Hanford Whistleblower Complaint Filed

The Department of Energy is investigating a complaint filed by a whistleblower about the Hanford Vitrification, or VIT Plant.

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