Airborne Radiation Detected, 350 Hanford Workers Take Cover
Airborne radiation detected by sensors caused 350 employees to take cover at a Hanford facility trying to remove the "glove box". The alarms went off around 7 am this morning and workers were released just before 11 am according to news reports.
The work was at the Plutonium Finishing Plant that housed the glove box in a highly contaminated area called the Plutonium Reclamation Facility. When the airborne radiation was detected, crews helped contain the contamination with a fixative applied over the "glove box".
No injuries were reported. We will keep you updated on this local breaking story.