Emergency declared at Hanford nuclear site in Washington state ...


ABC News (US) | 2017-05-09 18:16 UTC

An emergency was declared Tuesday morning at the Hanford nuclear site in Washington state after a tunnel was breached, according to Hanford government officials. "This is a serious situation, and ensuring the safety of the workers and the community is the top priority," said Washington Governor Jay Inslee in a statement. The U.S. Department of Energy Richland Operations Office activated the Hanford Emergency Operations Center at 8:26 a.m. Tuesday, according to the alert. The tunnel is next to a plutonium uranium extraction facility.

By rjx32 on 2017-05-09 19:58 UTC
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