Energy Department

Richland Lab Supports Nearly 7,000 JobsThe U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland supported more than $1.3 billion in spending and 6,800 jobs in the Washington state economy last year, according to a study prepared by lab economists and released Thursday.
Hanford Nuke Waste Tanks Flawed? Questions raised about the safety of waste storage tanks at Hanford cleanup site.
Federal Budget Cuts Threaten To Layoff Crews Fixing Nuclear Waste LeaksFederal budget cuts may disrupt efforts to close the radioactive waste tanks currently leaking at Hanford Nuclear Reservation and lead to layoffs or furloughs among workers there, officials said Tuesday.