June 17, 2011

Bosses Imperil Cleanup at Hanford, Agency Says

A recent investigation conducted by the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB) into safety issues related to the construction of a nuclear waste treatment plant at the Hanford nuclear reservation revealed that government managers and contractors overseeing the project have actively prevented workers from raising serious concerns about safety. The investigating board found that Hanford's safety culture is so poor that it has "a substantial probability of jeopardizing" construction and safe operation of the one-of-a-kind plant.
The Seattle Times Exit NIEHS Website Craig Welch