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(Richland, WA)  --  Two Hanford workers are cleared to go back to work after being hospitalized for breathing in chemical vapors at the Eastern Washington nuclear facility.  KING-5 reports a total of six people were sickened yesterday from ingesting the vapors.  A total of 17 Hanford employees have needed medical care in the past week for inhalation of toxic vapors.  Three of those who became ill yesterday were helping conduct an inspection of an underground nuclear storage tank.

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  • Purcell Boulevard Northbound lane between Neff Road and Full Moon Drive (West side of the hospital) is closed until December 20th.

 

  • Nels Anderson Road between Nels Anderson Place and Brandis Court, single northbound shoulder closure will be in effect, two-way traffic to be maintained. Project completion expected December 2017.