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Workers report strange odors at Hanford nuclear reservation  30 Nov 17 HANFORD, Wash. (AP) – Employees at a Washington nuclear reservation reported smelling strange odors.

The Tri-City Herald reports eight workers reported the odors Tuesday at AW Tank Farms in Hanford, with three of the workers receiving medical evaluations before being cleared to return to work. The other five reported smelling odors but declined medical evaluations.

The workers were preparing an empty storage box to receive containerized tank waste samples when they reported smelling a glue-like odor.

Washington River Protection Solutions says the workers were told to leave the building. Access to the area was then restricted.

Technicians used instruments to examine the area, but did not detect anything above background levels.

The contractor says other air samples tested in a lab came back as “below action levels.” Access to the building was then restored.


December 1, 2017 - Posted by | general

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