Hanford Blog Archive

September 2014

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.

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 31, 2014
FACT SHEET: Hanford Cleanup Progress Fact Sheet
Check the latest stats on Hanford cleanup progress and employment at the site.

July 31, 2014
Washington Closure Hanford reaches 4 million safe hours
For the second time since beginning work on the River Corridor Closure Project in 2005

July 02, 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.

July 02, 2014
FACT SHEET: Plutonium Finishing Plant 242-Z Facility
The Department of Energy and contractor CH2M HILL are cleaning out the 242-Z Americium Recovery Facility as part of the overall mission to demolish the Plutonium Finishing Plant.

June 2014

June 25, 2014
Updated web resources: Overview of the program for compensating Hanford Site workers for injuries on the job.

June 24, 2014
Independent Oversight Follow-up Assessment of Safety Culture at the Waste Treatment & Immobilization Plant – June 2014