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February 2014

February 27, 2014
Registration Starts Soon for Hanford’s Two Annual Public Tour Programs
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will open online registration for both of its public tour programs in early March. The Hanford Site public tours focus on environmental cleanup while the B Reactor tours focus on Hanford’s role in the top secret Manhattan Project during World War II.

February 14, 2014
1,153-ton Waste Vault Removed from 300 Area
Vault held waste tanks with contamination from Hanford’s former laboratory facilities

January 2014

January 22, 2014
Massive Hanford Test Reactor Removed
Plutonium Recycle Test Reactor removed from Hanford’s 300 Area

December 2013

December 16, 2013
DOE Exercises Option for Mission Support Contract
The Department of Energy is extending Mission Support Alliance’s contract for infrastructure and site services at the Hanford Site in southeastern Washington state by three years.

December 13, 2013
DOE Announces Record of Decision on Hanford Tank Closure and Waste Management

November 2013

November 18, 2013
NEWS RELEASE: CH2M HILL Awards $1 Billion to Small Businesses
Contractor CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company has awarded $1 billion in contracts to small businesses since its contract with the Department of Energy began in 2008.

July 2013

July 15, 2013
NEWS RELEASE: Hanford Site Treating Record Amount of Groundwater
Contractor CH2M HILL met annual goal for treating 1.4 billion gallons 3 months early and removed 36 tons of contaminants.

July 9, 2013
Hanford Landfill Reaches 15 Million Tons Disposed
Waste Disposal Mark Shows Success Cleaning Up River Corridor

June 2013

June 4, 2013
NEWS RELEASE: Treatment Resin Reduces Costs, Materials in Groundwater Cleanup
Efficiency delivered more than $6 million in savings to date, $3 million in annual savings

May 2013

May 13, 2013
Press Release: Workers Exceed Goal for Removing Groundwater Contamination
Contractor CH2M HILL Platea Remediation Company has removed more than 500 pounds of hexavalent chromium from groundwater along the Columbia River six months ahead of schedule.

April 2013

April 22, 2013
Green Initiatives Keep Hanford Site Environmentally Responsible
Hanford has made great strides in making sure cleanup work is performed as environmentally friendly as possible.

March 2013

March 20, 2013
Firefighters at the Hanford Site Participate in Annual Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Event
Firefighters from the Hanford Site recently raised $21,699.86 to benefit this worthwhile cause.

March 14, 2013
DOE, City of Richland and Benton PUD Increase Fiber Optic Telecommunication Capacity in Benton County
Upgrade improves communications at Hanford Site, schools and libraries

February 2013

February 26, 2013
B Reactor Tour Registration Opens March 2
Families with children above the age of 12, along with middle schools and high schools, are invited to sign up for the coveted tour slots.

February 25, 2013
Registration Starts Soon for 2013 Hanford Site Public Tours
The U.S. Department of Energy will open online registration on March 4 at 6 p.m.

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