New Seismic Study of Hanford
The Department of Energy is taking another look at the potential earthquake hazard at the Hanford site.
This will be the first comprehensive seismic study since 1996.
The DEO says state of the art tools to estimate earthquake risks have improved in the past 16 years.
The results of the seismic study will help engineers determine if their building designs will withstand possible earthquakes in the region.
The seismic study is expected to take at least a year and a half.