Hanford

Report: Over 57% of Hanford workers exposed to hazards

A new state report finds that more than 57% of Hanford Nuclear Reservation workers reported exposure to hazardous materials on the former nuclear weapons production site in southcentral Washington state. The Hanford Healthy Energy Workers Board recently released its final report and recommendations on the unmet health care needs of Hanford workers. The report’s central recommendation calls for creation of a new, independent Hanford Healthy Energy Workers Center. It would provide a clearinghouse for dissemination of accepted medical and scientific literature. Important functions would also include evaluation and communication of newly available studies about Hanford-specific hazards.

Punxsutawney Phil predicts 6 more weeks of winter

It's February 2nd, which means it's Groundhog Day! And if you believe in the folklore, brace yourself for six more weeks of winter. The snow was lightly falling this morning at Gobbler's Knob in western Pennsylvania as Phil was pulled…

Man dies in head-on crash near Hanford

BENTON COUNTY, Wash. - A 43-year-old man has died after a head-on crash near the Hanford site. According to Sergeant Scott Surplus with the Benton County Sheriff's Office, the man was driving south on Route 4 South towards Richland just…

Hanford contractor to lay off 30 workers

KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — Hanford contractor Mission Support Alliance plans to lay of 30 workers as its Department of Energy contract expires. The layoffs are set for Thursday, the last full business day before the expiring contract held by Mission…

Two people dead after Wednesday morning car crash near Hanford

UPDATE (2:02 p.m.): The victims have been identified as 61-year-old Teresa Medrano and 68-year-old Manuel Medrano of Sunnyside. All three other individuals involved in the crash are reported as uninjured. According to authorities, 32-year-old Hilario Hernandez Torres struck the Medrano's…