Hundreds of workers at a nuclear site in the western USA state of Washington were ordered to take cover Tuesday after part of an underground tunnel containing rail cars full of radioactive waste collapsed. We talk to our U.S. correspondent.
The state's Department of Ecology has reportedly confirmed that there has been no detected radiation leak, and no confirmed threat to the health of workers.
As a precaution, workers in "potentially affected" areas have gone indoors, and access to the 200 East Area of the Hanford Site, which is located in the center of the site, has been restricted to protect employees.
The depth of the soil collapse appears to have reached the tunnel, Hanford's emergency information site says. It is now being dismantled and cleaned up by the Energy Department.
It is not known at this time what caused the cave-in at the tunnel used to store contaminated materials, officials said.
The building has been vacant for almost twenty years, but it remains highly contaminated. "There are no reports of injuries, no reports of a radiological release". Ten years ago, some press reports stated, the plant contained two-thirds of the high-level radioactive waste in the United States. The last of the radioactive waste was put into the tunnels in 1989, using remotely operated trains, they added. They rest on reinforced concrete footings.
Aaron Hernandez was Bloods gang member A spokesman for Baez called the allegations of gang involvement part of the "smear campaign against Mr. The note reportedly was one of three the former New England Patriots football player wrote.
While authorities continue to investigate this incident, the main concern is that the radioactive material inside the tunnels could be released into the air. Reactors located at Hanford produced plutonium for America's defence programme and uranium metal fuel for commercial reactors.
Highly contaminated items were stored in the tunnel that has collapsed at Hanford. The Department of Energy says it's the most challenging of the government's nuclear cleanup projects, with millions of tons and hundreds of billions of gallons of nuclear waste.
The Hanford nuclear site was used to produce plutonium for the bomb that brought an end to World War II.
The Hanford site was built during World War II and made plutonium for most of the US nuclear arsenal, including the bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan, at the end of the war.
The site, which is about the size of Rhode Island, actually contains five processing plants.
As part of the huge, ongoing cleanup, rail cars full of radioactive waste were often driven into tunnels and buried.
It said responders on the scene were reporting that soil had slid on top of the tunnel in an area 20 feet by 20 feet (six meters by six meters).
Pope Francis is set to meet Donald Trump on May 24 with both having opposing views on immigration, refugees and climate change'. The Pope said he was ashamed when he heard the name of the US most destructive non- nuclear bomb, reports said.
With a career spanning over three decades, Ramya Krishnan has acted in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Kannada and Malayalam films. But in any case, it was Sridevi's loss, given that the film did such stupendous business at the box office.
It can also be used to set reminders, check the traffic on your way to work, and control connected appliances in your smart home. The teaser video had shown off a Harman Kardon speaker powered by the smarts of Redmond's uber-cool voice assistant - Cortana.
They are playing to be the first Predators team to win the first two series and play for a Western Conference title. Jaskin put the Blues in front at 5:43 of the second period, banging home a rebound off an Alex Pietrangelo shot.
With no major company able to work with the Balls, LaVar made a decision to put up his own shoe brand - Big Baller Brand . LaVar Ball reportedly met with major shoe companies Nike, Adidas and Under Armour before selling the shoes independently.
Tottenham Hotspur are next in Premier League action on Sunday, April 30 when Arsenal are the visitors to White Hart Lane (4:15pm). Asked if the chance to ensure supremacy over Arsenal might fire up his players too much, Pochettino called for calm.
Apparently that wasn't a good enough performance by a starting pitcher for this offense, as Danny Duffy falls to 2-3 on the year. Joakim Soria, the third Kansas City pitcher, gave up three hits and the tying run in the eighth for his second blown save.
Earlier, Foreign Minister Walid Muallem rejected any role for United Nations or worldwide forces in monitoring the zones. Assad's government controls all but six districts of Damascus: Barzeh, Qabun , Jobar, Tishrin, Tadamun, and Yarmuk camp.
In 2014, actor and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres took a selfie with a gaggle of celebrities while hosting the Oscars. Assuming Wendy's gives him a daily allotment of one four-piece chicken nuggets, he'll eat 180 calories a day of nugs.
AkzoNobel rejects 3rd PPG Industries takeover bid
Although such a request is allowed under Dutch law, Akzo refused, saying it would not be in the company's best interest. Storming its European takeover target with an all-out $27 billion hostile bid would be too risky for paint group PPG.
Conte comments on Costa speculation
The gap now stands at four points, however Chelsea face Middlesbrough at Stamford Bridge on Monday night. For this reason, when you are able to reach a result, I think this joy invades your body.
Afghan air force pounds area after death of IS commander
Earlier Afghan president Ashraf Ghani in a statement confirmed the killing of IS Khurasan leader in eastern Nangarhar province. He died 10 days ago in an joint special forces operation in eastern Nangarhar province, the USA military said.
82 released Chibok schoolgirls arrive in capital
UNICEF has commended the federal government for the release of 82 Chibok schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram insurgents. There was no comment yet from the Nigerian presidency or Boko Haram, an extremist group linked to the Islamic State.
Delhi government had opposed metro fare hike
It would rise further to Rs 40 from October 1, when the second phase of the hike will be rolled out. As per reports, the new minimum fare will be increased from the present Rs 8 to Rs 10.
Iraq PM: No US combat troops to stay in Iraq after IS
A USA official and an official from the Iraqi government said this week that talks about keeping US troops in Iraq were ongoing. Government forces launched a major offensive to recapture Mosul, the last major urban stronghold of Isis in Iraq, in October.
Kershaw, Bellinger lead Dodgers to 10-2 win over Padres
Dodgers: RHP Brandon McCarthy (3-0, 3.10 ERA) looks to continue his dominance of the Padres to cap the three-game series. Sergio Romo (1-1) got the final two outs of the sixth with the bases loaded for his first victory with the Dodgers.