Hanford

Washington may soon run out of COVID-19 testing supplies

SPOKANE, Wash.– Testing supplies may be running out across Washington. A situation report released on April 1 from the State Emergency Operations Center shows there are less than 10 days of testing supplies available in Washington. “With current supplies we…

Only essential Hanford employees should report to work, DOE says

HANFORD, Wash. -- The Department of Energy is telling all non-essential employees at Hanford to stay home. According to a press release from the DOE, only essential personnel should be going to work. Hanford is moving to a temporary planning…

Hanford employee being tested for novel coronavirus

HANFORD, Wash. — The Department of Energy has stated that a Hanford employee is being tested for COVID-19. The employee had access to the office building located at 3170 George Washington Way. It’s been restricted as a precaution until it’s…

3 structures at high risk of collapsing at Hanford site

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — Three radioactively contaminated structures are at high risk of collapsing on a former nuclear weapons production site, but could be stabilized by filling them with a concrete-like grout within the next year, the federal government said.…

Demolition of Hanford Plutonium Finishing Plant complete

RICHLAND, Wash. – The plant that produced two-thirds of the nation’s Cold War-era plutonium no longer exists. After 40 years of operations, and 20 years of cleanout and demolition preparation, crews recently finished demolishing the Plutonium Finishing Plant’s main processing…

First team of chemists arrives at Hanford's Vit Plant

The first team of chemists has arrived at Hanford's Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP), better known as the Vit Plant. The chemists will perform the first scientific work taking place inside the plant's Analytical Laboratory to support starting the…

Hanford worker who died on the job identified

HANFORD, Wash. -- A Hanford worker who died on the job Wednesday has been identified as 49-year-old Teresa Weathers, according to Benton County Coroner Bill Leach.