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Hanford PUREX plant, where one of two tunnels collapsed earlier this year (Department of Energy)
Hanford PUREX plant, where one of two tunnels collapsed earlier this year (Department of Energy)
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New Plans Announced for Dealing With Hanford Leaks, PUREX Tunnels

This week Department of Energy officials and others at Hanford announced some new plans for how they will deal with reported leaks in waste tanks, PUREX tunnels, and the waste as well.

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New report says grout could help solve some of Hanford's treatment problems (Washington State DOE)
New report says grout could help solve some of Hanford's treatment problems (Washington State DOE)
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Experts Say Grout (NOT The Bathroom Kind) Could Help Clean Up Hanford Waste

Before everyone runs to the home improvement store and buys up every tube of silicon or grout, it's NOT that type. But numerous experts say grout could go a long way towards stabilizing Hanford waste.

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Study says newspaper candidate endorsements don't matter anymore (Getty Images)
Study says newspaper candidate endorsements don't matter anymore (Getty Images)
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Study Says Newspaper Candidate Endorsements Don’t Matter Anymore

The trend has been growing in this direction for a number of years.

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Inside view of tank AY-102 (Department of Energy)
Inside view of tank AY-102 (Department of Energy)
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Hanford Tank Pumping Suspended After Workers Smell Odors

No word on when pumping and work on two Hanford area tanks, and other parts of the waste tank farm will continue, after 11 workers were checked after reporting smelling fumes.

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Hanford revised cleanup schedule rejected by officials
(KNDU TV Image)
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Revised Plan for Hanford Cleanup Rejected by State Officials

Gov. Jay Inslee, Attorney General Bob Ferguson, and other Washington leaders have formally rejected a revised plan by the DOE that's supposed to speed up and streamline Hanford cleanup.

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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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Radioactive Waste Cleanup Continues At Hanford Nuclear Reservation
(Photo by Jeff T. Green/Getty Images)
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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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New leaking material from Hanford tank AY-102
(Courtesy KNDU-TV)
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Troublesome Hanford Tank May Be Leaking Hazardous Waste into Soil [PHOTO]

For some time, tank AY-102 at Hanford has been paid a lot of attention. Now it's going to get even more.

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Dumping suspect May 11 in Kennewick
(Kennewick Police Department)
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Illegal Dumper Being Sought By Kennewick Police – Involves Hazardous Waste, Paint and Chemicals

This guy polluted a dumpster in Kennewick, and now police are seeking him.

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Radioactive Waste Cleanup Continues At Hanford Nuclear Reservation
(Photo by Jeff T. Green/Getty Images)
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More Hanford Waste Could Be Headed to New Mexico

There is a proposal to ship three million gallons of waste to Carlsbad, New Mexico. This would reportedly give officials more flexibility to deal with six leaking tanks at Hanford. Some waste has already been sent there.

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