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ID:

92

Date:

2003-09-16

Headline:

Watchdog Says Hanford Workers at Risk

Reporter's name:

Joe Rojas-Bourke

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

The Oregonian

City:

Portland, OR

Summary:

The governmentís race to finish a court-ordered cleanup of tens of millions of gallons of chemicals and toxic waste buried in tank farms at the Hanford nuclear reservation in Oregon is putting workers at risk, according to Department of Energy documents obtained under FOIA by the Government Accountability Project. The Oregonian reported on GAPís findings, including that Hanford workers are being denied adequate respiratory protections while being exposed to toxic vapors.

Keywords:

Hanford nuclear reservation; nuclear weapons; Government Accountability Project


Agencies:

DOE

States:

OR

Categories:

nuclear safety


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