Richland Operations Office

July 2017

July 27, 2017
Demolition of Former Plutonium Finishing Plant Processing Building Now Underway
Demolition is now underway on the facility that once produced two-thirds of the nation’s Cold War-era plutonium.

July 17, 2017
Workers Successfully Demolish Plutonium Finishing Plant Ventilation Stack
Workers safely removed a landmark from the Hanford Site skyline Saturday, with the demolition of the ventilation stack at the Plutonium Finishing Plant (PFP).

June 2017

June 15, 2017
Hanford Workers Completing Key Elements of 618-10 Burial Ground Cleanup
Workers are in the final stages of completing two components of the cleanup of Hanford’s 618-10 burial ground.

June 01, 2017
Hanford Site Exceeds Annual Recycling Goals
Thanks to a strong emphasis on recycling and protecting the environment, the Hanford Site has exceeded its annual recycling goals.

June 01, 2017
Hanford Site Contractors Receive Award for Procurement of Sustainable Electronics
Three Hanford Site contractors were recently recognized as leaders in the procurement and use of sustainable information technology products.

March 2017

March 30, 2017
Workers Successfully Bring Down Historic McCluskey Room at Hanford
orkers have successfully demolished a facility at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Hanford site that was nicknamed after Harold McCluskey, the man who received the highest dose of radiation from americium ever recorded at the site.

November 2016

November 22, 2016
Hanford Cleanup Progress Fact Sheet October 2016
The updated Hanford Site progress fact sheet through Oct. 31, 2016.

November 03, 2016
Demolition of One of Hanford's Most Hazardous Facilities Underway
Demolition is underway at the Plutonium Finishing Plant (PFP), one of the most hazardous buildings on the Hanford Site in southeastern Washington state.

October 2016

October 24, 2016
DOE Meets FY2016 Groundwater Cleanup Goals at Hanford
Workers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Hanford Site are marking another year of significant achievements in protecting the Columbia River from contaminated groundwater.

October 13, 2016
MSA Releases Rehabilitated Owl
Recently, Mission Support Alliance (MSA) wildlife biologists released a rehabilitated barn owl back into the wild.