PRESS RElease: Hanford worker blows whistle on 222-s labs

June 29, 2016: Hanford Challenge released a Complaint filed on June 1, 2016 by Hanford Whistleblower David Lee, an Instrument Specialist at the 222-S Labs, which is operated by Washington River Protection Solutions, Inc. (WRPS).

Mr. Lee was suspended and had his badge taken away after he called a Stop Work due to unsafe working conditions at a Hanford laboratory, including inadequate ventilation of the labs and inadequate handling of toxic oil from the lab equipment, resulting in potential vapor and dermal exposures to toxic waste without the proper protective equipment.

Find the entire press release here, and watch KING 5's full coverage of the story here


Summer newsletter

Our newsletter for Summer 2016 is out! Catch up on the latest, including an Emergency Motion filed to protect workers, a GAO report criticizing DOE's treatment of whistleblowers and our member spotlight on Emily Turk, MPH.  

Read the newsletter here. It's been a busy summer of progress, and we look forward to the coming months to see where our momentum will carry us!


Crowdfunding Campaign success: Stop Toxic Chemical Exposures Now

Thank you for supporting a successful Campaign to End Toxic Vapor Exposures at Hanford!  Every day at the Hanford Nuclear Site, workers are exposed to toxic chemical vapors which lead to brain damage, lung disease, cancer, and even in some cases, death. We joined together to protect the lives of these workers and raised $17,843!

Our deepest gratitude. You fueled a small, yet mighty, non-profit organization fighting on behalf of victims against a fierce and well-funded resistance. Please continue your dedicated support. If you missed the campaign, give here!