April 2024

April 29, 2024
State of Washington, federal agencies agree on future of tank waste cleanup at Hanford Site
The Tri-Party Agreement agencies announced a landmark agreement that proposes a realistic and achievable course for cleaning up millions of gallons of radioactive and chemical waste from large, underground tanks at the Hanford Site.

March 2024

March 26, 2024
Hanford Tank Waste Mission Advances with Heat up of Second Melter
The U.S. Department of Energy today announced the safe and successful heat up of the second of the two world's largest melters at the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant at the Hanford Site in Washington state.

March 08, 2024
EM Awards $27 Million to Six National Labs to Help Expedite Hanford Tank Waste Cleanup
The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management (EM) awarded $27.3 million for research and development to accelerate the Hanford Site’s tank waste cleanup mission.

January 2024

January 02, 2024
Hanford Looks Back on Year of Historic Achievements
The Department of Energy and its contractor partners made history and achieved several “firsts” while progressing the cleanup the Hanford Site in 2023.

December 2023

December 04, 2023
First Test Glass Poured at Hanford Waste Treatment Plant
Today, the U.S. Department of Energy is announcing the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant has produced the first container of clean glass as workers commission the first of two large melters in the plant’s Low-Activity Waste Facility.

November 2023

November 20, 2023
Hanford Site Agencies to Hold Cleanup Dialogue Meeting in Kennewick Dec. 5
The public is invited to ask questions and learn about Hanford Site cleanup during an in-person Hanford Dialogue meeting in Kennewick on Tuesday, Dec. 5.

August 2023

August 17, 2023
Hanford Demolition Paves Way for Cleanup Progress Near Columbia River
A Hanford Site building that was critical to transferring radioactive sludge away from the Columbia River is coming down. Demolition of the K West Reactor Annex is another key step toward completing cleanup at the former plutonium production reactor.

August 08, 2023
Molten Glass Fills Vit Plant Melter
The Vit Plant team last week poured the first batches of glass-forming beads, called frit, into a melter heated to 2,100 degrees Fahrenheit.

May 2023

May 02, 2023
State of Washington, Federal agencies announce conceptual agreement in Hanford Site Holistic Negotiations
The Tri-Party Agreement agencies announced today that negotiating teams have reached conceptual agreement in Holistic Negotiations on revising plans for managing millions of gallons of waste stored in tanks at the Hanford Site.

December 2022

December 20, 2022
Hanford Site Makes History; DOE-EM ‘2022 Year in Review’ Highlights Progress Nationwide
Today, the Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management (EM) announced its 2022 Year in Review, highlighted by the historic cleanup steps taken at the Hanford Site.