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August 2010


August 31, 2010
Notice of Upcoming Comment Period, K East Reactor
The Department of Energy is preparing an Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis (EE/CA) to evaluate alternatives for decommissioning and removal of the 105-K East Reactor.


August 24, 2010
Hanford Waste Treatment Plant completes critical system design for High-Level Waste Vitrification Facility
Waste Treatment Plant (WTP) engineers recently completed the design for the High-Level Waste (HLW) Vitrification Facility’s heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) system.


August 18, 2010
Waste Treatment Plant Project's Analytical Laboratory mechanical systems design completed
Engineers working on the Waste Treatment Plant completed the mechanical systems design for the Analytical Laboratory, one of the five major nuclear facilities, bringing the facility another step closer to startup activities in 2013.


August 17, 2010
Contractor Recovery Act Update: Aug. 13, 2010
DOE Contractor CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company produces this weekly newsletter with updates on environmental cleanup projects funded by the Recovery Act.


August 17, 2010
WRPS's Tank Farms update for August 16 is now available
Topics include interim barrier installation over the TY Tank Farm, work to increase the operating level in six of the AP Farm tanks, and more.


August 13, 2010
The Department of Energy responds to the lawsuit filed by Heart of America
The Department does not ship waste from other clean-up sites to Hanford and has no plans to do so. In a January 6, 2006 agreement with the State of Washington, the Department agreed not to import low level waste, mixed low level waste or transuranic waste (with limited exceptions agreed to by the State of Washington) to the Hanford site until completion of the Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement (TC&WM EIS).


August 13, 2010
DOE's notification that it will independently review allegations of retaliation for raising safety concerns at Hanford’s WTP project
The Department of Energy’s notification that it will independently review allegations of retaliation for raising safety concerns at Hanford’s Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant project


August 11, 2010
Photo Gallery: See photos and graphics of sludge retrieval at the K West Basin.
U. S. Department of Energy (DOE) contractor CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company (CH2M HILL) completed retrieval of highly radioactive waste from Settler Tubes in Hanford’s K West Basin.


August 04, 2010
Hanford Waste Treatment Plant Project finishes setting series of massive shield doors
Last week, the Hanford Waste Treatment Plant Project finished setting the last of four massive shield doors in its High-Level Waste Vitrification Facility.


August 04, 2010
Contractor Recovery Act Update: July 30, 2010
DOE Contractor CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company produces this weekly newsletter with information on environmental cleanup projects funded by the Recovery Act.


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