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Six more Hanford workers evaluated for chemical vapor exposure via Tri-City Herald

Six more Hanford workers were evaluated for possible exposure to chemical vapors Monday, bringing the total since Thursday to 26.

Monday three workers in the AP Tank Farm, where sampling was being done, reported smelling suspicious odors. None was wearing a respiratorsbecause chemical vapor levels in the area have been consistently below levels considered unsafe, according to Washington River Protection Solutions.

Three other workers requested medical evaluations because of odors in Hanford tank farms last week.

In total 19 workers reported symptoms that might indicate exposure to chemical vapors from waste held in underground tanks and seven were checked as a precaution.

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