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Radioactive liquid spilled outside Tri-Cities nuclear fuel plant. Here’s what happened via Tri-City Herald

BY ANNETTE CARY About half of the radioactive liquid in a 55-gallon drum spilled outside at the Framatome ANP plant in Richland this week, according to a Nuclear Regulatory Commission report. The plant on Horn Rapids Road in Richland, Wash., … Continue reading

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Fukushima Group Looks to US Town for Clues to Revival via NHK World

Hoping to revitalize an earthquake-hit community in Fukushima Prefecture, a new local organization is looking to a similar initiative in the US for clues to its success. Watch video.

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‘Game changer.’ Could Tri-Cities be the future home of an advanced nuclear reactor? via Tri-City Herald

BY ANNETTE CARY Energy Northwest is the partner in two projects picked for a new Department of Energy program to demonstrate new advanced nuclear power reactor designs. It raises the possibility that one might eventually be built near Richland. “The selection … Continue reading

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Contaminated cylinders discovered in Richland from a South Carolina nuclear fuel plant via Tri-City Herald

Two contaminated cylinders were trucked across the country from the Westinghouse nuclear fuel factory in South Carolina after plant workers failed to properly examine the containers for signs of excessive radioactivity, according to a federal agency that oversees the site. … Continue reading

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In a small town in Washington state, pride and shame over atomic legacy via AlJazeera

Richland High School’s controversial mascot honors the community’s role in producing the plutonium dropped on Nagasaki RICHLAND, Wash. — The workers inside Hanford’s nuclear reactors in the early 1940s knew their jobs were important, even if many of them didn’t … Continue reading

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Radiation emergency responders to practice in Richland, Pasco via Tri-City Herald

Participants in a regional exercise to practice responding to releases of radiological materials may be spotted March 26 in north Richland and Pasco. They will be measuring background radiation levels in areas east of the 240 Bypass Highway in Richland … Continue reading

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Don’t throw history out with the radioactive bathwater via Aljazeera America

Trisha Pritikin On Dec. 12, Congress passed legislation to create the Manhattan Project National Historical Park at three nuclear plants in Washington state, New Mexico and Tennessee. President Barack Obama signed the bill into law on Dec. 19. The park … Continue reading

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Hanford’s B Reactor celebrates 70 years via Komo News

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) – Hanford’s B Reactor celebrated its 70th anniversary this week with public tours and live music. Friday marked 70 years since the reactor was started up for the first time. […] The B Reactor was the world’s … Continue reading

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Group: Shutting down Richland nuke plant would save money via Tri-City Herald

SEATTLE — Physicians for Social Responsibility plans to release a new report Wednesday showing that shutting down the commercial nuclear power plant near Richland could save utility customers $1.7 billion over 17 years, the group announced. However, Energy Northwest and … Continue reading

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Storied nuke plant becomes environmental wasteland via Stars and Stripes

RICHLAND, Wash. — A stainless steel tank the size of a basketball court lies buried in the sandy soil of southeastern Washington state, an aging remnant of U.S. efforts to win World War II. The tank holds enough radioactive waste … Continue reading

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