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May 2017


May 24, 2017
Investigation shows no tank leak in Double-Shell Tank AZ-101
Contamination recently found on a piece of equipment used to inspect a Hanford double-shell tank is not the result of a primary tank leak, an investigation has found.


May 22, 2017
Crews Finish Placing Protective Cover over Tunnel at Hanford Site
Workers over the weekend finished installing a protective cover over a tunnel near the Hanford Site’s Plutonium Uranium Extraction Facility (PUREX) that partially collapsed on May 9.


May 18, 2017
WRPS earns second award for mentoring local small business
DOE Office of River Protection tank farms contractor, Washington River Protection Solutions, was awarded DOE's FY 2016 Mentor of the Year award for leadership in mentoring local small business.


April 2017


April 12, 2017
Hanford Cleanup Progress Fact Sheet - March 2017
Cleanup statistics are as of the end of February, and employment statistics are as of the end of December 2016.


March 2017


March 31, 2017
Hanford Cleanup Tour Registration Begins in April
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will open online registration for the 2017 Hanford cleanup tour program April 11 at 9 a.m. on the Hanford Site website.


March 30, 2017
Workers Successfully Bring Down Historic "McCluskey Room" at Hanford
Workers 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.


March 08, 2017
Retrieval Activities Completed in Double-Shell Tank AY-102
ORP and its tank operations contractor, Washington River Protection Solutions, have completed waste retrieval activities in double-shell tank AY-102.


February 2017


February 10, 2017
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.


January 2017


January 04, 2017
Demolition Underway at Historic, Hazardous Hanford Facility
Heavy equipment is now conducting demolition on a building nicknamed after the man who received the highest ever recorded dose of radiation at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Hanford Site.


November 2016


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


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