Six workers from Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS) were checked and later released today following chemical vapors exposure while working in the 200-West Area near the SY Tank Farm.
Late this morning, the workers were sent to the Hanford Site medical provider for evaluation after experiencing chemical vapors-related symptoms. All six were released to return to work, according to a press release sent by John C. Britton, WRPS External Affairs.
The six workers were not in one of Hanford’s tank farms. They were working in the 200-West Area near the SY Tank Farm when they smelled a chemical odor. The workers reported throat and nasal irritation and headaches. As a precaution, WRPS management requested the workers receive a medical evaluation.
Air samples collected by industrial hygiene technicians are being analyzed. Further efforts will be made to determine the potential source of the vapors.
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