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A Hanford Vit Plant media relations contact says he can confirm a "Take Cover" alert went out to employees Friday morning and that is all the information they have available for employees at this time.
A media relations contact with the Hanford Vit Plant says a take cover alert went out to employees this morning just before 6 a.m Pacific Time.
The Department of Energy say they issued the take cover as a precaution after steam was observed coming from PUREX Tunnel 2 during tunnel filling operations.
At this time, there is no indication of a release of hazardous material.
The DOE says employees are directed to stay indoors in the 200 East Area until further instructions.