WA State Unveils Tougher Stance on Hanford

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Washington state Governor Jay Inslee and state Attorney General Bob Ferguson are stepping up the pressure on the Energy Department to improve its handling of cleanup at Hanford.
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Workers checked, released following chemical vapors exposure near Hanford tank farm

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Six workers from Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS) checked and later released today following chemical vapors exposure while working in the 200-West Area near the SY Tank Farm.
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Hanford contractor investigating source of tank vapors

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Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS) managers met with employees Thursday in multiple briefings across the project to discuss recent actions aimed at identifying and mitigating potential sources of vapors at the Hanford tank farms, according to a release issued today by WRPS spokesman Rob Roxburgh.
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More Hanford Workers Undergo Vapors-Related Evaluations Today

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Three Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS) workers were sent for medical evaluation today after experiencing vapors-related symptoms at Hanford's "T" tank farm.
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Hanford Contractor Releases Statement on Tank Farm Vapor Events

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Several incidents have occurred in the past week where Hanford workers have smelled chemical vapors in the tank farms, according to Washington River Protection Solutions, a contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy.
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State Demands Pumping of Hanford Tank

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The Washington State Department of Ecology is demanding that the federal government begin removing radioactive liquid waste from a leaking double-walled tank at Hanford by September 1.
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