Three Hanford workers taken for precautionary medical evaluation this morning after reporting odors outside of A Farm have been released to return to work. Samples taken in the area are at or below background levels. Access to the facility and surrounding area has been restored.
The three workers – and five others who reported odors, did not experience symptoms and declined medical evaluation – were performing setup work at the 285-A facility. The workers were not in an area that requires use of a supplied-air respirator.
This afternoon, two of the five workers who did not experience symptoms were taken to HPMC for precautionary medical evaluation.