Hanford report reveals problem with nuclear waste solution

Fourteen years behind its original deadline, the Hanford Nuclear Reservation is scheduled to begin turning radioactive wastes into benign glass in 2023. However, an internal federal document said the preparatory process for this work will produce toxic vapors from a substance called acetonitrile, which would be unsafe for workers and people and animals that live nearby.

Washington has a new record high temperature

SPOKANE, Wash. -- It got so hot last summer, it officially broke the record for the hottest temperature in Washington State. Located just northwest of Tri-Cities, Hanford hit 120°F…

Hanford orders new COVID-19 requirements for 11,000 workers

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — Hanford nuclear reservation workers who do not provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required to be tested at least weekly to be allowed on site. The policy announced Monday will cover about 11,000 Department of…

Report: Over 57% of Hanford workers exposed to hazards

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — A new state report finds that more than 57% of Hanford Nuclear Reservation workers reported exposure to hazardous material on the former nuclear weapons production site in southcentral Washington state. The Hanford Healthy Energy Workers Board recently released…

Ex-Hanford contractor to pay $3M to settle fraud allegations

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — A former Hanford contractor has agreed to pay about $3 million to settle allegations of fraud in reports to the federal government on its small business subcontracts. CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Co. had its costs for…

US Navy examines Hanford site for carrier's nuclear reactors

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) - The U.S. Navy is launching a new study to examine whether to dispose of reactor compartments from its first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier at a site in Washington state.The Tri-City Herald reported Monday that the Navy is considering the Hanford Nuclear Reservation as well as commercial alternatives to dispose of defueled reactor compartments from the decommissioned USS Enterprise.

State of Washington opposes federal nuke waste proposal

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The state of Washington said Tuesday it opposes a federal proposal to reclassify as less dangerous some radioactive waste on a site in the state that contains the nation's largest supply because it fears much of the waste will be left in the ground.

FNSE 11.2.18 Part 1

It's the finale of Friday Night Sports Extra year 33! The KXLY4 Sports team recaps highlights from around the area, whether it's playoff or crossover games.

Hanford cleanup leads to massive recycling

Not everything that needs to be cleaned up at the Hanford site is radioactive and dangerous.   Some of it is just the normal items used in offices and other facilities and that has led to a massive recycling effort.