New control room completed at Hanford's Vit Plant

A major tool for spearheading nuclear waste cleanup at the Hanford site is now complete, close to two decades in the making.U.S. Representatives Dan Newhouse and Kim Schrier, along with representatives from Bechtel National and the Department of Energy held…

DNR: Cold Creek Fire grows to 15,000 acres

UPDATE (8:15 a.m.): The Washington State Department of Natural Resources says the Cold Creek Fire has burned about 15,000 acres near Hanford. The fire is estimated to be 10 percent contained.   

Judge rejects federal challenge to Hanford workers comp law

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - A federal judge in Yakima has rejected the Trump administration's challenge to a Washington state law making it easier for former workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation to win workers compensation benefits.

Hanford contractor earns $3.8M in government incentive pay

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Energy says the contractor building the massive nuclear waste treatment plant at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation earned nearly 48% of possible incentive pay for the work last year. The Tri-City Herald reports the department announced Tuesday that contractor Bechtel National will receive nearly $3.8 million in incentive pay for the 2018 work on the vitrification plant in Washington state.

Demolition of Hanford's Plutonium Finishing Plant to restart soon

Demolition of Hanford's Plutonium Finishing Plant is set to restart again soon.Last week, workers finished removing all remaining demolition debris that was left at the plant.Demolition was initially put on hold in December 2017 when dozens of Hanford workers and…