- The Department of Energy Richland Operations Office declared an emergency at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state on Tuesday, after a “20-foot-by-20-foot section of soil caved in where two underground tunnels meet,” NPR reported. The tunnel’s contents, including trains, were contaminated with nuclear waste.
workers were in the tunnel at the time, but some employees close to the
collapse were evacuated and others in the area were told to remain
indoors and “take cover” as a precautionary measure, according to NBC News. Read more (5/9/17)