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Wiki: The Hanford Site is a mostly decommissioned nuclear production complex on the Columbia River in the U.S. state of Washington, operated by the United States federal government.


View of deserted highway in desert near Hanford site / Richland, Washington, United States


Hanford, Washington - The central control panels in the control room of the B-Reactor at the Hanford Site, Washington, along the banks of the Columbia River. The reactor was the first large scale plutonium production reactor ever built and started production in December, 1944. The project was commissioned under the Manhattan Project, during World War II, to develop the first nuclear weapons. The B-Reactor was shut down in 1968 and on August 25, 2008 was declared a National Historic…

from U.S. News

Six tanks now said to be leaking at contaminated Hanford nuclear site

Six underground radioactive waste tanks at the nation's most contaminated nuclear site are leaking, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Friday. Inslee made the announcement after meeting with federal officials. Last week it was revealed that one of the 177 tanks at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation was leaking liquids. Inslee called the latest news "disturbing." Photo: Mark Ralston / AFP - Getty Images file

CH2M HILL employees at the Plutonium Finishing Plant, one of the most hazardous facilities on the Hanford Site, received an award for their safety in respiratory protection. The Department of Energy's Voluntary Protection Program recognized the group for modifying their respiratory devices for safer use, without changing the form, fit, or func...

from Grist

Nuclear waste leaking at Hanford site in Washington, again

America's most contaminated nuclear site appears to have sprung another leak, just five miles from the Columbia River.


Hanford Site Leaking, Workers Sickened, America's Fukushima

The Hanford site selection team: Vannevar Bush, James B. Conant, General Leslie Groves and Colonel Franklin Matthias