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November 2020

November 24, 2020
Subcontract Awarded to Support Hanford Tank Waste Treatment, Risk Reduction
Department of Energy (DOE) Richland Operations Office (RL) contractor Mission Support Alliance (MSA) has awarded a $13 million subcontract to Fowler General Construction to build a new Hanford Site water treatment facility that will automate water s

October 2020

October 29, 2020
EM Chief Gets Firsthand Look at Hanford Site Progress
William “Ike” White, Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary for Science overseeing the Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management, visited the Hanford Site today and on Wednesday to view progress on the environmental cleanup mission.

October 06, 2020
Welcome Home to Hanford, Tank-Side Cesium Removal System
Workers recently moved three enclosures that make up a system that will pretreat Hanford Site tank waste for processing to their permanent home onsite.

September 2020

September 30, 2020
Hanford Site Delivers Safe Progress During Pandemic
The Hanford Site is in the second phase of remobilizing the onsite workforce. Employees continue to deliver safe progress while protecting the workforce and the local communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

September 24, 2020
Progress at Disposal Facility Supports Hanford Tank Waste Treatment Mission
Construction progress continues at the Integrated Disposal Facility, an essential component of a high-priority project to begin treating tank waste at the Hanford Site.

September 23, 2020
Hanford Laboratory Gas Systems Ready for Treating Tank Waste
Chemists inside the Analytical Laboratory at the Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant have finished testing high-purity gas systems that will help technicians analyze incoming samples.

September 16, 2020
Hanford Site Water Plant Receives Statewide Recognition
The Washington State Department of Health presented its distinguished Silver Certificate of Achievement to water treatment plant staff at the Hanford Site for five consecutive years of high performance.

September 10, 2020
New Ventilation System Increases Safety Margin for Hanford Waste Tank Workers
The Department of Energy (DOE) and its tank operations contractor at the Hanford Site, Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS), have enhanced safety for workers by installing a new exhauster ventilation system above waste tanks.

September 08, 2020
Hanford Site Treats More than 2 Billion Gallons of Groundwater Six Years in a Row
Workers at the Hanford Site are celebrating another year of significant progress in protecting the Columbia River.

August 2020

August 06, 2020
Hanford Site Takes Home EPEAT Award for 4th Year in a Row
Hanford Site Department of Energy (DOE) offices and several Hanford Site contractors were recognized this year for their efforts to purchase products that protect the environment, conserve energy and reduce costs.