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September 2009


September 30, 2009
Hanford Workers Resume Cleanup of 200 North Area of the Hanford Site
Hanford Workers Resume Cleanup of 200 North Area of the Hanford Site


September 30, 2009
Photos of 200 North area building demolition
Photos of 200 North area building demolition


September 28, 2009
Cleanup of Soil Under K East Basin Begins
Contractor CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company has begun cleaning up soil underneath the former location of the K East Basin, near the Columbia River.


September 25, 2009
Helicopter Flights to Survey Contamination
Workers will be able to start cleaning up a large area in central Hanford months earlier thanks to Recovery Act funding that is paying for aerial surveys of contamination spots. Video


September 23, 2009
Hanford’s cleanup landfill to be expanded
Expansion and upgrades are underway at the Environmental Restoration Disposal Facility at DOE’s Hanford Site using funds from ARRA.


September 23, 2009
Hanford Cleanup Boosted by Recovery Act
This recently issued News Flash by the DOE Office of Environmental Management covers some highlights of DOE-Richland Operations Office projects.


September 10, 2009
Hanford Nuclear Reactor Basin Gone for Good
Workers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Hanford Site have finished removing a nuclear reactor basin that was once considered a top environmental risk at the government site in Washington State that produced plutonium for national defense programs from the 1940s to the 1980s.


September 10, 2009
Hanford Nuclear Reactor Basin Gone for Good
Workers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Hanford Site have finished removing a nuclear reactor basin that was once considered a top environmental risk at the government site in Washington State that produced plutonium for national defense programs from the 1940s to the 1980s.


September 08, 2009
Oregon's 20 Year Report
This document was prepared by officials with the Oregon Department of Energy, and chronicles the first twenty years of Hanford cleanup from 1989 to 2009. Oregon DOE interviewed a number of officials who were and are involved with the cleanup mission for the report, which also contains photographs and background information about Hanford.


September 03, 2009
Hanford Progress Update
RL and ORP presented an extensive update on FY09 work and information on the Proposed Settlement Agreement and Consent Decree for the TPA. Follow the link to view these presentations.