Hanford – (8-9) Radioactive plutonium and americium escape

9 08 2017

Radioactive plutonium and americium have been found in air samples collected where workers enter the secure area of the Hanford nuclear reservation in southeastern Washington, state health officials said Tuesday.

The Hanford public info website lies and says nothing happened.


Previous posts on Hanford’s tunnel collapse here.


Hanford Nuke Waste Site is Having an Accident Right NOW. Tunnel Collapse.

9 05 2017

 Washington PostTunnel appears to collapses at Hanford nuclear waste site in Washington state

You can see by the typo the nuke-puke WaPo editor fooling with the phasing and adding “APPEARS TO” in the headline. They take their readers for morons.

“Hundreds of workers at the Hanford nuclear waste site in Washington state have been ordered to “take cover” after a portion of a tunnel appeared to collapse.

The U.S. Department of Energy said it has activated its emergency operations protocol in Hanford…”

If WaPo fixes up that headline the archive of the original flub is HERE.


“The tunnel was full of highly contaminated materials such as hot radioactive trains that transport fuel rods. It connects to a PUREX (plutonium uranium extraction) building.”

—  K5 NBC News Tunnel at plutonium uranium extraction plant collapses in Hanford [has VIDEO]



They claim right away there’s NO contamination but they USE A ROBOT to look around(!)

11:13 AM

Crews are currently surveying the area near the PUREX tunnels for contamination. Crews are using hand surveying techniques in the outer areas around the PUREX facility. At and near the area of subsidence crews have deployed a TALON, which is a remote operated surveying device that is capable of radiological and industrial hygiene monitoring as well as capturing video footage. The TALON device allows crews to safely survey potential areas of contamination from a distance of up to ½ mile.”

LINK  –  https://youtu.be/x5504Vty-lw

LINK  –  https://youtu.be/N7KCO3zUvZg

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ENE-News –  BREAKING: Emergency at US nuclear site after collapse — TV: “Fears of radioactive contamination” — Expert: “Could lead to considerable radiological release” — Multiple states activating Emergency Operations Center — Pilots told to avoid flying over area (VIDEOS)



Hanford Nuke Site in Wash. State Leaking Radioactive “Material”

11 09 2012

Get upwind!

RSOE Report today  –

The Department of Energy has found evidence that a tank at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation maybe leaking radioactive material. More unknown material has been found in a third place between the two shells of Tank AY-102, which went into use in 1971. A photo taken of the same spot in 2006 shows that the area was clean then. The finding this week of a third spot increases concerns that the tank, one of Hanford’s 28 double shell tanks, has a leak from its inner shell. . .  (more)


Some background on the nuke mess at Hanford – thanks to Radioactive ChatF.C,

As much as 1.7 trillion gallons of contaminated wastes were dumped into unlined soil trenches at Hanford during the years of production. More than a third of the 177 underground storage tanks have leaked, resulting in more than a million gallons of liquid High-Level Nuclear Waste contaminating groundwater near the Columbia River.

Nuke Waste Trouble at Hanford (New)

22 08 2012

They discovered of a 3-foot-long piece of radioactive material between the inner and outer steel walls of one of the storage tanks. . . putting the idea that double-wall tanks were fool proof to rest.

In Washington state the nuke waste repository clean-up at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation hasn’t gone as planned from the get go.

Here’s the newest incident report:


” . . . plant engineers have been gathering waste stored in the facility’s 149 aging, leaky single-wall storage tanks and redepositing them in the double0-shell tanks for safekeeping. Over the years, more than 1 million gallons of waste has leaked out of 67 single-wall tanks into the surrounding soil. . . “

More from enviro group Hanford Challenge :

“. . . At Hanford, most of the nation’s low level and transuranic (containing plutonium) wastes have been disposed of in hastily built and poorly designed trenches and ditches, many of which are being dug up for more proper disposal. . . “