Hanford Nuclear Reservation
The U.S. Department of Energy is proposing more delays in the cleanup of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, the nation’s most polluted nuclear site, the agency said Wednesday.
Government regulators and watchdog groups say they want more information about a new Department of Energy proposal to speed cleanup of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.
Radiation was detected at one of Hanford’s tank farms Wednesday night, causing an alert to be issued and work to be stopped.
Pink slips went out Monday to nearly 250 workers and more than 2,500 others were notified that they face furloughs of several weeks at the nation’s most contaminated nuclear site, where cleanup is likely to be slowed because of automatic federal budget cuts.
Federal 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.