Hanford Nuclear Site Declares Emergency After Tunnel Collapse

10 May 2017   Nuclear, USA

The roof over part of an underground tunnel containing radioactive materials collapsed at a former nuclear-weapons production site in a remote part of Washington state, prompting an emergency declaration and evacuation of some employees, officials said. There was no indication of radioactive contamination in the area of the Hanford nuclear-weapons site, according to federal officials, but the incident is another setback to the…

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