May 23, 2014 — The release of plutonium at a New Mexico nuclear dump may have been caused by a bad purchase at the pet shop.
Apr 24, 2014 — The Feb. 14 release of radioactive material at the facility in New Mexico that contaminated 21 workers was due to poor management and lack of oversight, the Department of Energy says.
Feb 22, 2013 — The state's governor called the news "disturbing" but said there is no health threat at the moment. Hanford has been in existence since the 1940s, when the site was used to prepare plutonium for bombs.
Feb 16, 2013 — Gov. Jay Inslee gets the call that between 150 and 300 gallons of toxic sludge are leaking from a single-shelled tank every year. There are dozens of these tanks holding waste that have outlived their life spans.
Oct 26, 2012 — The world's most powerful laser beams are going to be built in Europe. Scientists say that a blast from them could destroy nuclear waste in seconds — meaning it wouldn't have to be stored for centuries.