Good news from Hanford scientists
Last updated 4/22/2021 at 8:24am
It isn’t often we hear good news from Hanford, but the Deptartment of Energy recently announced nation’s first commercial advanced nuclear power reactor would be developed on the massive federal reservation north of Richland.
Much of the news from Hanford focuses on radioactive waste cleanup and storing it safely. It has accumulated since the 1940s when nuclear reactors enriched uranium for nuclear weapons.
While that tedious work will continue for years to come, Hanford scientists have a new mission—-develop smaller and safer nuclear reactors which will replace traditional nuclear po...