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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 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.


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.


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