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April 2011


April 28, 2011
PRESS RELEASE: Construction completed on water treatment building for Hanford Waste Treatment Plant
Crews finished construction on an essential building that will house equipment to filter and treat water once the plant is operational.


April 26, 2011
PHOTO GALLERY: See photos of N Reactor being sealed up as part of the cocooning process.
Workers put a roof on the N Reactor's main building and perform waste site remediation close to the Columbia River.


April 08, 2011
PRESS RELEASE: Vit Plant crews finish complex cooling panel installations for Low-Activity Waste Facility
Crews at Hanford's Waste Treatment Plant finished installing a series of cooling panels essential to maintaining a safe temperature in the Low-Activity Waste Facility. The panels were installed in the area of the facility where the 2,100-degree-Fahrenheit waste-glass mixture, the final product of the vitrification process, will be poured into stainless steel containers for permanent safe storage.


April 07, 2011
PRESS RELEASE: Department of Energy fills key management position at Hanford’s Office of River Protection
On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Energy named Scott L. Samuelson Manager of the Office of River Protection at the Hanford Site.


April 05, 2011
PRESS RELEASE: Vit Plant engineers complete civil design of the High-Level Waste Facility
Engineers at the Hanford Waste Treatment Plant recently completed the civil, structural, and architectural design for the High-Level Waste Facility. When complete, the building will consist of more than 87,000 cubic yards of concrete and more than 10,000 tons of structural steel.