Seven decades after making key portions of the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan, workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation are being exposed to radiation as they tear down buildings that helped create the nation’s nuclear arsenal. Dozens of workers demolishing a plutonium processing plant from the 1940s have inhaled or ingested radioactive particles in the past year, and even carried some of that radiation into their vehicles, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. The incidents have prompted the federal government, along with state regulators, to halt the demolition of the sprawling Plutonium Finishing Plant until a safe plan can be developed.
The Oregonian 8th April 2018 read more »
Activists protest Holtech’s proposed nuclear waste storage facility near Carlsbad.
Carlsbab Current Argus 7th April 2018 read more »
State Sen. Jeff Steinborn has a battery of questions about a proposed interim storage facility for spent nuclear fuel in southeast New Mexico.
Albuquerque Journal 8th April 2018 read more »