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June 2017


June 30, 2017
DOE releases results of structural integrity analysis of PUREX tunnels
Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) provided engineering reports on the waste tunnels (Tunnels 1 and 2) associated with the Plutonium Uranium Extraction Plant (PUREX) at the Hanford Site.


June 15, 2017
Workers complete assembly of 300-ton nuclear waste melter
ORP and BNI announced employees have safely completed final assembly of the first melter at Hanford’s Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant. The 300-ton nuclear waste melter is one of two located inside the WTP’s Low-Activity Waste facility.


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 08, 2017
DOE Statement on Take Cover at PFP
At approximately 10:30 a.m. (PST) this morning, about 350 employees of the Plutonium Finishing Plant (PFP) at the Hanford Site were released from a precautionary take cover that was established approximately three hours earlier after an air monitor s


June 08, 2017
Hanford Advisory Board PFP Presentation from May 2017
Updated information on the demolition of the Plutonium Finishing Plant, a presented to the Hanford Advisory Board in May 2017.