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December 2012


December 20, 2012
DOE Awards Hanford Site Law Enforcement Contract to Benton County
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded a contract to the Benton County Sheriff’s Office in Kennewick, Wash., to provide law enforcement services at the DOE Hanford Site. The contract has a five-year period of performance, consisting of a one-year base period, with four one-year option periods and an approximate total value of $5 million.


December 18, 2012
Office of River Protection contractor receives one-year extension
The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of River Protection (ORP) announced the contract for Advanced Technologies and Laboratories International Inc. (ATL) has been extended for a second one-year option. ATL will continue to provide analytical services and testing work at the Hanford Site 222-S Laboratory through January 2, 2014.


December 14, 2012
Office of River Protection fills key management position
The Department of Energy Office of River Protection today announced that William (Bill) Hamel has been selected as the Assistant Manager for the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) Project. As the Assistant Manager, he is responsible for the design, construction and commissioning of the world’s largest and most complex radioactive waste treatment facility.


December 14, 2012
Hanford Cleanup Progress Fact Sheet
This fact sheet has been updated with cleanup statistics through the end of October 2012.


December 05, 2012
Issuance of the Final Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is issuing its Final Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement Hanford Site, Richland, Washington” (Final TC & WM EIS, DOE/EIS-0391), prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).