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6 More WRPS Workers Checked & Released After Chemical Vapor Exposure at Hanford

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HANFORD, WA - Six more Hanford workers complained of feeling sick and required medical treatment today.

Below is a statement from Washington River Protection Solutions released today, March 31, 2014.

WRPS workers checked, released following chemical vapors exposure:

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.