Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 
Jun 13 2017

OLYMPIA — 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.

“Today’s reports of tank vapor exposures are yet another illustration of why I filed a lawsuit against the federal government to protect Washington workers at Hanford. The federal government should stop resisting our lawsuit, acknowledge the seriousness of this problem, and focus on protecting workers.”

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Contacts:

Brionna Aho, Interim Communications Director, (360) 753-2727; brionna.aho@atg.wa.gov