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Bob Ferguson

Jun 13 2017
Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued the following statement regarding reports of potential tank vapor exposures today near the Hanford Tank Farm. He filed a lawsuit in September 2015 regarding worker safety issues at Hanford.
May 19 2017
Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued the following statement regarding today’s report that another double-shell tank holding toxic, radioactive waste at Hanford may be leaking.
Nov 15 2016
OLYMPIA — Finding that, “given the preventative measures available and now mandated by the agreement of the parties, there is little to no chance of an imminent and substantial endangerment,” U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington Judge Thomas Rice today declined to require safety measures by court order in advance of trial. The federal government implemented those safety measures only after Attorney General Ferguson Bob Ferguson filed a motion for preliminary injunction with the court in July.
Nov 3 2016
OLYMPIA — A federal judge rejected the U.S. Department of Energy’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit by Attorney General Bob Ferguson over longstanding worker safety issues at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.
Aug 2 2016
“Today, the court set a date for argument on our motion asking for enhanced safety and vapor monitoring measures at Hanford, and ordered preliminary measures to keep workers safe as we work toward a longer-term solution.
Jul 21 2016
OLYMPIA — In the aftermath of more than 50 workers exposed to toxic vapors at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, Attorney General Bob Ferguson, Hanford Challenge and a Hanford union today asked a federal court to immediately order the U.S. Department of Energy and its contractor, Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS), to implement enhanced safety and vapor monitoring measures.
May 20 2016
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today released a statement following Susannah Frame’s latest KING 5 report on the hardships experienced by Hanford Nuclear Reservation workers.
May 5 2016
RICHLAND – Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson and U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (Ore.) joined in Richland on Thursday to voice their concerns publicly over recent and repeated exposures of workers to tank vapors at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.
May 3 2016
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today issued the following statement regarding recent events at Hanford. He filed a lawsuit on September 2015 regarding worker safety issues at Hanford
Mar 12 2016
OLYMPIA — Late Friday, a U.S. District Court judge resolved the latest lawsuit in Washington’s long-running efforts to hold the federal government accountable for the cleanup of nuclear waste at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation with a 102-page ruling and related orders. In an often scathing assessment of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the court decried the federal government’s “total lack of transparency.”  

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