Workers at the decommissioned Hanford nuclear production complex in Washington moved the first batch of its highly radioactive waste out of the K West Reactor Basin not far from the Columbia River. The Tri-City Herald reports workers last week transferred 650 pounds (295 kilograms) worth of sludge to a nearby annex. The waste is in containers that will be stored in below-ground cells until they can be prepared for disposal.
Komo News 14th June 2018 read more »
Dust samples from the homes of six Hanford nuclear-site workers in the Tri-City area contained traces of radioactive contamination, according to a study published this month in the Journal of Environmental Engineering Science.
Seattle Times 14th June 2018 read more »
A plan requested by U.S. President Donald Trump to prevent struggling nuclear and coal power plants from shutting is still being “fleshed out” by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the White House, Energy Secretary Rick Perry said on Friday.
Reuters 15th June 2018 read more »