Radiation alert at Hanford Plutonium Finishing Plant, workers ordered to take cover

Hanford Site demolition area where a leak triggered radiation alarms Thursday, Jun. 8, 2017. Hanford Site/Facebook


A temporary fix was put into place for now to slow the leak

WASHINGTON STATE (INTELLIHUB) — A radiation radiation [sic] monitor was triggered Thursday morning sounding an alarm which resulted in 350 Hanford Plutonium Plant workers taking protective cover.

The alarm sounded about 7 a.m. local time after a release of nuclear contamination at the Plutonium Reclamation Facility that’s currently in the process of being demolished. Continue reading