Emergency Declared At Nuclear-Contaminated Site In Washington State

The U.S. Department of Energy says personnel have been evacuated at the Hanford Site, a cleanup location in Washington. A tunnel containing contaminated railroad cars has caved in.
Workers demolish a decommissioned nuclear reactor during the cleanup operations at the nuclear site in Hanford, Wash., in 2011. Source: Mark Ralston

The Department of Energy has declared an emergency at a nuclear-contaminated site in Washington state, after the collapse of a tunnel containing rail cars contaminated with nuclear waste.

Workers have been evacuated from the area or told to seek shelter after the breach of the tunnel; there have been no reports

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