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December 2017


December 05, 2017
U.S. Department of Energy Announces Plans to Stabilize Second PUREX Waste Storage Tunnel
The U.S. Department of Energy will stabilize a second waste storage tunnel on the Hanford Site, known as Plutonium Uranium Extraction Plant (PUREX) Tunnel 2, with engineered grout.


November 2017


November 30, 2017
Workers Finish Cleaning Up High-Hazard Waste Site near Richland
Workers have completed cleanup activities at one of the nation’s most contaminated waste sites located at the Hanford Site.


November 14, 2017
Hanford Waste Storage Tunnel Stabilized
Hanford workers have finished stabilizing a waste storage tunnel with engineered grout, after it partially collapsed earlier this year.


October 2017


October 31, 2017
Hanford Cleanup Progress Fact Sheet - August 2017
Cleanup statistics are through the end of August, and employment statistics are through the end of September 2017.


October 23, 2017
DOE Announces New Office of River Protection Manager
DOE-ORP announced the selection of Brian Vance as the new manager. Vance has over 30 years of leadership experience with Westinghouse, AREVA, and as a career submarine officer in the Navy, most recently as part of CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Co.


October 19, 2017
Hanford Workers Accomplish FY 2017 Groundwater Treatment Goals
Workers at the Hanford Site continued their work to protect the Columbia River from contaminated groundwater by accomplishing two key treatment goals in Fiscal Year 2017.


October 04, 2017
Crews Begin Injecting Engineered Grout into Hanford Site Waste Storage Tunnel
Hanford workers have begun injecting engineered grout into a waste storage tunnel near the Hanford Site's Plutonium Uranium Extraction, or PUREX, Facility, that partially collapsed earlier this year.


August 2017


August 01, 2017
Hanford Cleanup Progress Fact Sheet - June 2017
Cleanup statistics are as of the end of February, and employment statistics are as of the end of June 2017.


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).


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