TEPCO began constant monitoring of noble gas in the PCV of Reactor 2 on February 19th, as they were decreasing the amount of water from the core spray system. Even though a nuclear reactor is not in a critical state, smaller amounts of nuclear fission continually “spark” in various locations in the melted fuel, and […]
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko offers Japan to build a nuclear power plant in Belarus. He said this on February 20, receiving credentials from Ambassador of Japan Tikahito Harada. “If you decide to build a nuclear power plant somewhere, Belarus should head the list,” said the head of state. “You have to build a nice, […]
Fifty-six million gallons of radioactive waste are contained in Hanford’s Tank Farms, threatening the nearby Columbia River. Take a look at The Hanford Story: Tank Waste Cleanup to learn how the waste will be retrieved from the tanks and treated at the Waste Treatment Plant for long-term disposal.
In April 2009, the Hanford Site received a nearly $2 billion in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Contractors quickly hired thousands of new employees for temporary stimulus jobs in environmental cleanup. As the work comes to a close, the Department extends its thanks to Hanford workers, regulators, the states of Washington and […]
The legacy: 450 billion gallons of liquids discharged directly to soil disposal sites from Hanford’s plutonium production facilities during the Cold War. The cleanup: about 65 square miles of ground water. Take a look at The Hanford Story: Groundwater to find out how the water is being restored to drinking water standards to protect the […]
Change. Toxic. Controversial. These are words that have been used to describe Hanford in the past. Take a look at The Hanford Story: Overview to find out what Hanford means to you.