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Hanford Nuclear Reservation

Donna Busche alleges she has suffered retaliation since filing her original complaint about safety at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in 2011.

Whistleblower Fired From Hanford Nuclear Site

Whistle-blower Donna Busche, who raised safety concerns at the nation’s most polluted nuclear weapons production site, was fired Tuesday from her job at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.

CBS Seattle–02/18/2014

(Photo by Jeff T. Green/Getty Images)

Hanford 300 Area Cleanup Plan Released

The U.S. Department of Energy on Wednesday issued its final cleanup plan for the 300 Area of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, which for decades made plutonium for nuclear weapons and is the nation’s most polluted nuclear site.

CBS Seattle–12/12/2013

One of the double-shell tank farms containing six underground tanks on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation (credit: Jeff T. Green/Getty Images)

Wash. AG Disappointed By Hanford Cleanup Delays

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.

CBS Seattle–10/10/2013

One of the double-shell tank farms containing six underground tanks on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation (credit: Jeff T. Green/Getty Images)

Officials Seek More Info On Hanford Cleanup Plan

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.

CBS Seattle–09/25/2013

One of the double-shell tank farms containing six underground tanks on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation (credit: Jeff T. Green/Getty Images)

Radiation Detected At Hanford, Alert Issued

Radiation was detected at one of Hanford’s tank farms Wednesday night, causing an alert to be issued and work to be stopped.

CBS Seattle–08/22/2013

One of the double-shell tank farms containing six underground tanks on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation (credit: Jeff T. Green/Getty Images)

250 Workers Laid Off At Nation’s Most Contaminated Nuclear Site

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.

CBS Seattle–03/19/2013

(Photo by Jeff T. Green/Getty Images)

Federal Budget Cuts Threaten To Layoff Crews Fixing Nuclear Waste Leaks

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.

03/05/2013