Tunnel Collapses at Nuclear Waste Site in Hanford, Washington

  • As per reports, a tunnel full of highly contaminated materials collapsed Tuesday morning, following which hundreds of workers had to take cover at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, Washington.

    As mentioned by the U.S. Department of Energy, 400 square feet instead of the 16 square feet were covered by the collapse.

    The soil above the tunnel sunk between 2 and 4 feet due to the incident.

    Sources say that the rail tunnels, made of wood and concrete, were basically constructed to hold rail cars which were loaded with contaminated equipment.