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May 2015

May 7, 2015
Washington State University to manage Hanford’s Manhattan Project and Cold War-era artifacts and archives
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Richland Operations Office (RL), through site contractor Mission Support Alliance (MSA), has begun a new partnership with Washington State University Tri-Cities that will provide expert care of Hanford Site artifacts.

April 2015

April 22, 2015
New public tour to focus on Hanford historic sites
The history of Hanford Site lands prior to the Manhattan Project will be the focus of a new public tour program offered by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Richland Operations Office. The program will run from May to October of 2015 and will include

April 20, 2015
Last of pencil tank assemblies removed from Plutonium Finishing Plant
More than 50 pencil tank assemblies – some two stories tall – contaminated with chemical and radiological hazards are now gone from Hanford’s Plutonium Finishing Plant. The tanks, called “pencil tanks” due to their long and narrow shape, reclaimed pl

March 2015

March 19, 2015
DOE-NNSA, Washington to take part in regional exercise in Benton and Franklin Counties
Training designed to enable responders to work together effectively during radiological emergencies

March 16, 2015
Hanford Landfill Reaches 17 Million Tons Disposed
Waste disposal measures tremendous cleanup progress along Hanford's River Corridor

March 2, 2015
Hanford Tour Registration Begins March 9
Visitors Can Register for Choice of Tours Focused on Cleanup or History

December 2014

December 31, 2014
DOE Richland Operations Office and its contractors look back at 2014 cleanup progress
RICHLAND, Wash. – Workers with the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Richland Operations Office and its contractors made significant progress this year in the cleanup of the Hanford Site that helped protect employees, the public, the environment, and the Columbia River, which runs through the Hanford Site in southeast Washington state.

October 2014

October 28, 2014
DOE, Washington Closure complete recycling project at Hanford
About $400,000 saved by recycling electrical substation components in 300 Area

October 22, 2014
Workers Enter Cocooned F Reactor for Scheduled Inspection
Inspection by DOE ensures reactors are safe, secure

September 2014

September 10, 2014
NEWS RELEASE: Workers Begin Cleaning Out Hanford's Historic McCluskey Room
Workers have entered one of the most hazardous rooms at the Hanford Site to begin final cleanup of a room that became known to workers over the years by the name of a worker injured there in a Cold War-era accident.

August 2014

August 12, 2014
NEWS RELEASE: Contractor Removes More Than 650 Pounds of Contamination from Groundwater
For a second year in a row, and four months ahead of schedule, CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company exceeded the Department of Energy's annual goal.

August 11, 2014
NEWS RELEASE: Workers Creating Demolition Zone at Hanford's Plutonium Finishing Plant
Over the last few weeks, the look of Hanford’s main plutonium plant has changed as crews have removed or demolished eight buildings surrounding the Plutonium Finishing Plant at the Hanford Site in southeast Washington state.

July 2014

July 2, 2014
NEWS RELEASE: Workers Prepare to Enter One of Hanford's Most Hazardous Rooms
When workers enter the hazardous and historic McCluskey Room at the Hanford Site this summer, they will be safer due to their preparation and involvement in planning and training for the job.

June 2014

June 3, 2014
NEWS RELEASE: CH2M HILL Graduates Protege Company on Department of Energy Project
CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company recently graduated Project Services Group from DOE's Mentor-Protege Program.

May 2014

May 8, 2014
NEWS RELEASE: CH2M HILL Awarded Voluntary Protection Program Star Status
Department of Energy Honors Hanford Site Contractor for Employee Involvement and Management Leadership in Safety and Health

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