- Associated Press - Friday, December 2, 2016

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) - Three more Hanford Nuclear Reservation workers were given medical evaluations after they reported smelling a suspicious, ammonia-like odor.

The workers were outside a facility where full air bottles are picked up and empty bottles dropped off after being used with supplied air respirators.

The Tri-City Herald says the vapors are associated with waste held in underground nuclear waste tanks.

Two of the workers reported symptoms in Thursday’s incident. All three were cleared to return to work after they were evaluated.

More than 60 Hanford workers have received medical exams for possible chemical vapor exposure since spring.

Hanford for decades made plutonium for nuclear weapons.


Information from: Tri-City Herald, https://www.tri-cityherald.com

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