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  1. Justices: Judge erred in ordering poor woman to pay costsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 22, 2016 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    Washington's Supreme Court says a lower court erred when it ordered a homeless, disabled and poor woman to pay legal financial obligations despite her limited means. Thursday's decision reverses a Benton County District Court judge, who ordered Briana Wakefield to pay $15 a month in costs from social security disability payments, her only source of income.


  2. Officials defend plans to move some Hanford workersRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 12, 2016 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    Plans to move about 350 Department of Energy and other employees out of the Richland Federal Building are not intended to save federal dollars. The Tri-City Herald says an anonymous letter criticizing the change was sent to Tri-City officials, Washington's congressional delegation and the media.


  3. Hanford workers take cover after drum starts smokingRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 11, 2016 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    Workers at the Hanford Burial Ground were ordered to take cover when a drum possibly containing radioactive waste began smoking. The Tri-City Herald reports the order was issued Wednesday morning, affecting about 130 workers and lasting about 90 minutes.


  4. State finds feds, contractor for mishandling Hanford wasteRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 9, 2016 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    State regulators have fined the federal government and one of its contractors $50,000 for mishandling hazardous waste at Hanford. The Department of Ecology said Tuesday it issued the penalty to the U.S. Department of Energy and CH2M Hill for violations at Hanford's T Plant.


  5. Time needed for Hanford ecosystem to recover from fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 8, 2016 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    Walking across the Hanford Reach National Monument lands that burned in last week's Range 12 Fire is an otherworldly experience. "It looks like a moonscape, to be quite honest," said Heidi Newsome , biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service .


  6. Solo downplays problems in Brazil, complains of US mediaRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 1, 2016 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    Hope Solo is blaming the American media for spreading fear about the Zika virus and other problems ahead of the Rio Games . Hoping to lead the U.S. to its fourth straight gold medal, Solo had expressed her own concerns before the Olympics.


  7. Attorney general seeks immediate help for Hanford workersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 21, 2016 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    In this July 9, 2014, file photo, workers wearing protective clothing and footwear inspect a valve at the "C" tank farm on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation near Richland, Wash. The state attorney general is taking legal action Thursday, July 21, 2016, to protect workers who are exposed to chemical vapors on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.


  8. 2 more workers report possible vapor exposure at nuke siteRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 13, 2016 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    Dave Molnaa, president of the Hanford Atomic Metal Trades Council, talks to reporters, Monday, July 11, 2016 in Richland, Wash. A coalition of labor unions on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state stopped work Monday at some radioactive waste tank farms because of health concerns over chemical vapors.


  9. Work stoppage continues at Hanford Nuclear ReservationRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 12, 2016 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    A rare work stoppage continued Tuesday by Hanford Nuclear Reservation workers who contend that radioactive wastes left from nuclear weapons production are making them sick. Union president Dave Molnaa , who ordered the work stoppage, said it will continue until all employees are provided with bottled air when working around all of the underground nuclear waste storage tanks on the Hanford site.


  10. Hanford company offers reforms to reduce exposure to vaporsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 8, 2016 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    The contractor that operates radioactive waste storage tanks at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation is proposing some reforms after dozens of workers reported becoming sick from chemical vapors associated with the tanks. Washington River Protection Solutions this week asked unions to approve making nights and weekend work the standard shifts at the tank farms, an effort to reduce the number of workers who might be exposed to vapors.


  11. Cleaning up radioactive waste spill to take 7 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 6, 2016 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    The U.S. Department of Energy is proposing a seven-year plan to clean up a radioactive waste spill under a building on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. The structure is known as the 324 Building and is located on the former nuclear weapons production site near Richland.


  12. NIOSH will evaluate response to Hanford vapors issueRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2016 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    An arm of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control will conduct an evaluation related to the exposure of workers on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation to chemical vapors. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health is expected to focus on four areas: medical, exposure assessment, safety and health program management and exposure control.


  13. Henrikson sentenced to life in murder-for-hire schemeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2016 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    The mastermind of a murder-for-hire scheme that originated from business dealings in the North Dakota oil patch was sentenced Tuesday in federal court to two consecutive life terms, intended to keep him in prison for the rest of his life. James Henrikson , 37, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Salvador Mendoza for ordering the killings of two business associates.


  14. 11 nuke facility workers checked for chemical vapor exposureRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2016 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    Eleven workers at a nuclear facility who reported headaches were sent for medical evaluations Thursday after working near an area where waste from a leaking tank was being transferred, U.S. Energy Department officials said. The first two workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation to be medically evaluated were wearing oxygen respirators because they were in an area where work was being done that could increase the risk of chemical vapors in the air, The Tri-City Herald reported .


  15. Hanford officials try to learn if 2nd tanks is leakingRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2016 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    In this July 9, 2014, file photo, a sign informs visitors of prohibited items on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation near Richland, Wash. Officials for the Hanford Nuclear Reservation are trying to determine if a second giant underground tank containing radioactive waste from the production of plutonium for nuclear weapons is leaking, the U.S. Department of Energy revealed on Tuesday, April 26. less FILE - In this July 9, 2014, file photo, a sign informs visitors of prohibited items on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation near Richland, Wash.


  16. Workers uncover carcasses of Hanford test animalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2016 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    Hanford workers have removed 40,000 tons of carcasses, manure and other waste from burial trenches at the former experimental animal farms at Hanford. That included a railroad tanker car packed with animal carcasses, then buried, said Mark Buckmaster , Washington Closure Hanford remediation manager, during a presentation to a Hanford Advisory Board committee last week.


  17. Workers study cause of fluctuations in nuclear waste tankRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 18, 2016 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    In this March 6, 2013 file photo, a portion of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation is seen from the air near Richland, Wash. A Department of Energy contractor is checking after more waste leaked from the inner tank of a double-shell waste storage tank at the reservation over the weekend of April 16, 2016.


  18. Washington opens Yakima River for spring chinook fishingRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 17, 2016 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is opening the lower Yakima River for spring chinook salmon fishing from April 29 through June 15. Fishery managers are forecasting a return of 4,610 adult spring chinook to the river in 2016. That's less than usual so catch limits have been reduced.


  19. Murray worried about Hanford budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 10, 2016 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    The Washington Democrat says Obama has proposed a 2017 fiscal budget to Congress that would cut the budget for the Richland Operations Office by almost $191 million to $800 million. The Tri-City Herald says the Richland office is responsible for all cleanup other than the 56 million gallons of radioactive waste in underground tanks and the vitrification plant being built to treat it.


  20. Winds blow small amount of radiation onto Washington highwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 22, 2016 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    The uncontrolled spread of small amounts of radioactive waste at Hanford after a Nov. 17 windstorm is alarming, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said in a letter to the Department of Energy . The high winds pushed specks of contamination beyond Route 4, a public highway in Richland to the Wye Barricade entrance to Hanford.


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