Plutonium Finishing Plant Evacuated, False Alarm Detected

Plutonium Finishing Plant Evacuated, False Alarm Detected

Hanford’s Plutonium Finishing Plant was evacuated this morning after a radiation alarm sounded during maintenance work on the alarm.

About 50 workers left the building as a precaution and underwent evaluations for radiation contamination.

So far, no contamination has been found on any of the workers and no contamination has been found outside the areas where it would be expected to be detected.

Officials say it was a false alarm and are lookinginto the cause of that false alarm.