10 May 2017

Cave-in at nuclear waste site in Washington state

From Morning Report, 7:44 am on 10 May 2017

Staff at the Hanford nuclear waste site, 300 kilometres south east of Seattle, have been ordered to "take cover" after a portion of a tunnel contaminated with radioactive materials appeared to collapse. News sites in the US are reporting a portion of a storage tunnel that contains rail cars full of radioactive waste has collapsed forcing an emergency declaration at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in southeastern Washington state. We talk to our US correspondent.