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November 2021

November 23, 2021
Hanford Plant Completes Startup Testing
The Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant has completed all startup testing of components and systems associated with transforming low-activity tank waste into a safe form for disposal.

November 16, 2021
Hanford Tank-Side Cesium Removal System Readied to Treat Tank Waste
The Hanford Site is on the verge of initial radioactive and chemical waste treatment.

November 09, 2021
Hanford Completes Critical Loss of Offsite Power Test for Waste Treatment Plant
Hanford’s Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant has successfully completed a loss-of-offsite-power commissioning test.

November 02, 2021
Hanford Breaks Ground on Water Treatment Facility
Construction of a new water treatment facility began on the Hanford Site in support of the Direct-Feed Low-Activity Waste Program and future cleanup work.

October 2021

October 19, 2021
DOE and EPA sign Record of Decision for continued cleanup of Hanford’s 100-BC Area
The Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, with concurrence from the Washington State Department of Ecology, have signed a record of decision for continued cleanup work at Hanford’s 100-BC Area.

October 04, 2021
No One Hurt, Truck Engine Fire on Site
The One Hanford team ensured a safe and quick response to a vehicle fire in the 200 East Area of the Site this morning, and no one was hurt.

September 2021

September 30, 2021
DOE Awards Over $33M to the States of Washington and Oregon in Financial Assistance Grants
The Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded four financial assistance grants, totaling approximately $33.5 million, to Oregon and Washington state.

September 29, 2021
Hanford Treats More Than 2 Billion Gallons of Groundwater Seven Years in a Row
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Hanford Site is closing in on treating 28 billion total gallons of groundwater to remove contamination since treatment began in the mid-1990s, significantly reducing risk to the Columbia River.

August 2021

August 19, 2021
Hanford Tank Farms Now Connected to Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant
Two major facilities critical to the tank waste treatment mission at the Hanford Site are now connected.

August 17, 2021
Hanford Begins Retrieving Waste from Another Underground Storage Tank
The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of River Protection tank operations contractor Washington River Protection Solutions recently began retrieving radioactive and chemical waste from another massive underground storage tank at the Hanford Site.