hanford cleanup

Stack demolished at Hanford's Plutonium Finishing Plant

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) - A landmark on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation is gone, after the big ventilation stack at the Plutonium Finishing Plant was demolished.The 200-foot tall stack was demolished on Saturday.The plant was the final step during decades of production of plutonium for nuclear weapons at Hanford. It is being demolished as part of efforts to clean up the site near Richland, Washington.

Lawmakers ask feds to review progress of Hanford cleanup

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Members of Congress are asking the federal government to review the progress of years of cleanup work at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, in light of the partial collapse of a tunnel containing radioactive wastes earlier this month.U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., says lawmakers sent a letter Wednesday to the Government Accountability Office asking for the review.