Hanford Blog Archive

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.

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.