News Flash

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.

December 18, 2014
PHOTO GALLERY - McCluskey Room Progress
See photos of progress toward PFP demolition

December 01, 2014
BIOGRAPHY: Stacy Charboneau, Richland Operations Office
On December 1, 2014, the DOE Office of Environmental Management named Stacy Charboneau the new Manager of the Richland Operations Office, effective December 14, 2014.

October 2014

October 30, 2014
Hanford Tank Vapor Assessment Report
The Department of Energy remains committed to protecting workers, members of the public and the environment.

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 29, 2014
Settlement on AY-102
ORP and WRPS are pleased that negotiations with Washington State have resulted in a safe and mutually agreed-upon path forward for the removal of waste from Hanford double-shell tank AY-102.

September 29, 2014
Message from the Acting Manager on the B Reactor anniversary
Tomorrow marks the 70th anniversary of perhaps the most important event in the history of the Hanford Site.

September 11, 2014
Study on the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant High Level Waste Facility design and operability.
In late 2013, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of River Protection chartered an independent systematic study on the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) High Level Waste (HLW) Facility design and operability.

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.