[VIDEO] BREAKING: Emergency Declared at Washington State Nuclear Site

 reports: The Department of Energy declared an emergency Tuesday at the Hanford nuclear site in Washington state following the collapse of a rail tunnel there.

Washington’s KING-TV reports that a portion of a tunnel that transports trains carrying radioactive material collapsed early on Tuesday morning, with officials warning workers at the facility to take emergency precautions.

A reporter for the station said the tunnel that collapsed is connected to the facility’s uranium extraction plant. Read the rest of this entry »