Hanford

Stop work order issued for some Hanford work

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) - An employee at the Hanford nuclear reservation stopped some work at the radioactive waste tank farms Monday afternoon over beryllium controls.The Tri-City Herald reports (https://goo.gl/kJLHbD ) work resumed Tuesday after managers met with the employee to discuss concerns.The order stopped all activities requiring beryllium controls or intrusive work in the tank farms.

Hanford ill worker compensation bill passes House

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) -- Legislation that could allow ill Hanford workers to more easily get worker compensation claims approved has been passed by the state House. Substitute House Bill 1723, which still must be considered by the Senate, is modeled…

School Delays for Wednesday 2/15/17

SCHOOL/WORK DELAYS and CLOSURES for 2/15/17 Tri-Cities-area School Districts Pasco Sch. Dist. - CLOSED Kennewick Sch. Dist. - CLOSED Richland Sch. Dist. - CLOSED Columbia-Burbank Sch. Dist. - 2 Hours Late Finley Sch. Dist. - 2 Hours Late Kahlotus School…

Three more Hanford workers report suspicious odors

Three tank farm workers at Hanford reported suspicious odors on Thursday. That makes a total of 12 workers who have raised concerns due to odors at the nuclear site just this year. Chemical vapors from waste stored underground is the…

Attorneys in Hanford vapor case head to mediation

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) -- Parties in a lawsuit over employee concerns about exposure to chemical vapors at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation are headed to mediation. The Tri-City Herald reported Wednesday (http://bit.ly/2jj3g7k ) that both plaintiffs and defendants have asked a…

School/Work Delays and Closures for Monday 1/23

SCHOOL/WORK DELAYS AND CLOSURES for MONDAY 1/23 Tri-Cities-area School District Kennewick Sch. Dist. - CLOSED Pasco Sch. Dist. - CLOSED Finley Sch. Dist. - CLOSED Kiona-Benton City Sch. Dist. - 2 Hours Late Paterson Sch. Dist. - 2 Hours Late…

Work cancelled for Hanford and Vit Plant

Due to adverse weather conditions, non-essential Hanford employees should adhere to the following schedule: Day shift North of the Wye Barricade: work is cancelled Day shift South of the Wye Barricade: are directed to report to work at 11:00 a.m..…

SCHOOL/WORK/TRAVEL DELAYS AND CLOSURES FOR THURSDAY JAN 19

SCHOOL/WORK DELAYS AND CLOSURES FOR THURSDAY JAN 19: TRI CITIES AREA SCHOOL: Richland Sch. Dist. - CLOSED Kennewick Sch. Dist.: CLOSED Pasco Sch. Dist.: CLOSED North Franklin Sch. Dist.: CLOSED Columbia-Burbank Sch. Dist.: CLOSED Finley Sch. Dist. - CLOSED Kiona-Benton…

SCHOOL DELAYS FOR WEDNESDAY JAN 18

SCHOOL AND WORK DELAYS/CLOSURES FOR WEDNESDAY JAN 18: Richland Sch. Dist: - CLOSED Kennewick Sch. Dist: - CLOSED Pasco Sch Dist: - CLOSED North Franklin Sch. Dist: CLOSED Kahlotus Sch. Dist.: CLOSED Columbia-Burbank Sch. Dist: CLOSED Kiona-Benton City Sch. Dist.:…

SCHOOL/WORK CLOSURES AND DELAYS FOR THURS JAN 12

SCHOOL/WORK CLOSURES AND DELAYS FOR THURS JAN 12: Kennewick Sch. Dist.: 2 Hours Late. No AM Tri-Tech Skills Center, ECEAP and Keewaydin Discovery Center. Richland Sch. Dist: 2 Hours Late Pasco School Dist: 2 Hours Late North Franklin Sch. Dist:…

SCHOOL/WORK DELAYS AND CLOSURES FOR WEDNESDAY JAN. 11

SCHOOL/WORK DELAYS AND CLOSURES FOR WED JAN. 11: Pasco School District: CLOSED Kennewick School District: CLOSED Childrens Developmental Center: CLOSED Benton Franklin Head Start - Closed Richland School District: CLOSED North Franklin Sch. Dist.: CLOSED Walla Walla Sch. Dist. -…

Congressional delegation urges Trump to fund Hanford work

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- The entire congressional delegation from Washington is asking President-elect Donald Trump to make environmental cleanup of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation a priority. Hanford for years made plutonium for nuclear weapons, and now is engaged in a…

SCHOOL/WORK CLOSURES AND DELAYS for Monday 1/9/17

SCHOOL / WORK CLOSURES AND DELAYS for Monday 1/9/17 TRI CITIES AREA SCHOOL DISTRICTS: Kennewick Sch. Dist.: CLOSED Richland Sch. Dist.: CLOSED Pasco School District CLOSED Benton Franklin Head Start: Closed. Early Head Start home visits are canceled and will…

Washington nuclear power plant sets generation record

KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) - A Washington nuclear power plant has set a record for annual generation despite two unexpected outages in 2016.The Tri-City Herald reports that Energy Northwest says the Columbia Generating Station in Richland sent 9.6 million megawatt-hours of…