Take cover order lifted at Hanford Vit Plant
HANFORD, Wash. – A precautionary take cover order has been lifted in the 200 East Area near Hanford’s PUREX facility.
Just before 6 a.m. Friday, workers noticed steam coming from the PUREX Tunnel 2. As a precaution, workers took cover inside buildings until the source of the steam was inspected.
Radiological surveys and air sampling confirm that no contamination was detected.
The take cover order was lifted around 12:15 p.m.
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