Six more Hanford workers evaluated for exposure to vapors

WASHINGTON RIVER PROTECTION SOLUTION NEWS RELEASE -- Late this morning, six Washington River Protection Solution (WRPS) workers were sent to the Hanford Site medical provider for evaluation after experiencing chemical vapors-related symptoms. All six were released to return to work.

The workers were not in one of Hanford's tank farms. They were working in the 200-West Area near the SY Tank Farm when they smelled a chemical odor. The workers reported throat and nasal irritation and headaches. As a precaution, WRPS management requested the workers receive a medical evaluation.

Air samples collected by industrial hygiene technicians are being analyzed. Further efforts will be made to determine the potential source of the vapors.