Statement from Gov. Jay Inslee regarding potential leak at Hanford

"Today’s alarming incident at Hanford elevates the urgency of the federal government to prioritize and fund all critical cleanup at this aging nuclear reservation. We are not aware of any nuclear waste leaking outside the AZ-101 double-shelled tank, but we expect the U.S.

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Brown and Inslee call for increased federal Hanford funding

Governors Kate Brown and Jay Inslee yesterday sent a letter to President Donald Trump and federal energy and budget officials urging increased funding for Hanford cleanup efforts.

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Case closed: Hanford cleanup ruling ups accountability for feds

OLYMPIA — Late Friday, a U.S.

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State to take legal action to amend 2010 Hanford cleanup agreement

Petition will be filed with U.S. District Court seeking updated deadlines, additional tank storage

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Governor Inslee, Attorney General Ferguson do not extend Hanford dispute resolution deadline

Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced the state will not extend today’s deadline for resolving the dispute with the U.S Department of Energy over cleanup of the Hanford nuclear reservation.

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State, federal government agree to extend discussions regarding Hanford cleanup

Negotiators from Washington state and the federal government have agreed to extend the dispute resolution period by 70 days, ending on Sept. 5.

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State, federal government agree to continue discussions regarding Hanford cleanup

Negotiators from Washington state and the federal government have agreed to extend the 40-day dispute resolution period triggered under a 2010 court order to clean up high-level radioactive and chemically haza

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Governor, Attorney General take next legal step to keep Hanford cleanup on track

State triggers dispute resolution 

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Gov. Jay Inslee's statement on meeting with US Dept of Energy Secretary Ernie Moniz regarding Hanford

“Safe and successful cleanup of the nuclear waste stored at Hanford is of utmost priority for the people of Washington state and the Pacific Northwest. The federal government has a moral and legal obligation to oversee the successful cleanup of the waste that remains.

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Governor, Attorney General reject federal Department of Energy's proposed changes to Hanford cleanup plan

Plan lacks specificity, accountability and enforceability

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State demands increased accountability and new measures to ensure timely cleanup of Hanford

Issues proposed revision to 2010 Consent Decree

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Statement from Gov. Inslee on news of possible leak of Hanford double-shell tank AY-102

“Last night I received a call from United States Energy Secretary Moniz informing me that the US Department of Energy discovered what appears to be an elevated contamination level reading in the leak detection pit outside and adjacent to  the Hanford double-shell tank AY-102.

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Governor Inslee's statement on news of Hanford leak

The U.S. Department of Energy has determined that one of the single-shell tanks storing radioactive waste at Hanford is leaking liquids in the range of 150 to 300 gallons per year.

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Governor Inslee's statement on leaking tanks at Hanford

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu told Washington Gov. Jay Inslee today that the U.S. Department of Energy has determined there are six, single-shell tanks leaking radioactive waste at Hanford. Last week, the governor was told about one of those tanks.

Governor Inslee statement on DOE announcement regarding removal of Hanford waste. Released as governor arrived at Hanford for a tour and briefing

"This is a good start. The state of Washington had been pushing to get this waste out of Hanford and I'm heartened that the increased attention on these leaking tanks has prompted DOE to act.

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