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    A contractor has identified two possible sources of fumes that have sickened 18 workers during the past two weeks at the nation's most contaminated nuclear weapons site in Washington state.

  • DOE criticized for delay in emptying tank

    A Hanford watchdog group on Monday criticized the federal government's plan to wait at least two years to begin emptying a nuclear waste storage tank that is leaking.

  • AP Newsbreak: Washington nuke waste tanks flawed?

    While one of the newer double-walled nuclear waste storage tanks at a Washington state complex has leaked, six others have "significant construction flaws" that could lead to additional leaks, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.

  • AP Newsbreak: Concerns raised about Hanford tanks

    There are "significant construction flaws" in some newer, double-walled storage tanks at Washington state's Hanford nuclear waste complex, which could lead to additional leaks, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.

  • Whistle-blower fired from Hanford nuclear site

    Whistle-blower Donna Busche, who raised safety concerns at the nation's most polluted nuclear weapons production site, was fired Tuesday from her job at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.

  • ** FILE ** Workers at the tank farms on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation near Richland, Wash., measure for radiation and the presence of toxic vapors in March, 2004. (Associated Press)

    6 leaking tanks are Hanford nuke site's latest woe

    Federal and state officials say six underground tanks holding a brew of radioactive and toxic waste are leaking at the country's most contaminated nuclear site in south-central Washington, raising concerns about delays for emptying the aging tanks.

  • Gov: 6 underground Hanford nuclear tanks leaking

    Six underground tanks that hold a brew of radioactive and toxic waste at the nation's most contaminated nuclear site are leaking, federal and state officials said Friday.

  • 6 tanks at Hanford nuclear site in Wash. leaking

    Six underground tanks that hold a brew of radioactive and toxic waste at the nation's most contaminated nuclear site are leaking, federal and state officials said Friday, prompting calls for an investigation from a key senator.

  • Oregon senator to ask for GAO probe of Hanford

    A spokesman for Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden says the senator will ask the Government Accountability Office to investigate a monitoring and maintenance program for underground waste tanks at the nation's most contaminated nuclear site.

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