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September 2020

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.

April 2020

April 14, 2020
CHPRC Selects Subcontractor to Stabilize Three Hanford Site Structures with Engineered Grout
Department of Energy contractor CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Company has selected a subcontractor to design, engineer, and install a system to stabilize three underground structures at the Hanford Site’s Central Plateau.

February 2020

February 05, 2020
Demolition of Former Plutonium Finishing Plant Main Processing Building Complete
The plant that produced two-thirds of the nation’s Cold War-era plutonium no longer exists.

January 2020

January 09, 2020
Hanford Uses In-house Oil Treatments to Eliminate Waste, Save Money
Electrical utility workers at the Hanford Site have begun using a system that reconditions, or purifies, used oil, reducing environmental waste and saving money — an estimated $2.5 million over the next five years.

November 2019

November 05, 2019
Mission Support Alliance Employee Wins Innovator of the Year Award
Mission Support Alliance (MSA) employee Ashley Ward was recognized as Innovator of the Year at the 2019 Women in IT Silicon Valley awards ceremony in San Francisco, Calif.

October 2019

October 10, 2019
Mission Support Alliance Employee Honored as Washington State Fire Mechanic of 2019
Joshua Wright, an employee with Hanford Site contractor Mission Support Alliance (MSA), was recognized as the 2019 Washington State Fire Mechanic of the Year by the Washington Fire Chiefs Association.

August 2019

August 22, 2019
Mission Support Alliance Earns Sustainability Award
The Department of Energy (DOE) awarded Hanford Site contractor Mission Support Alliance (MSA) an honorable mention in the Outstanding Sustainability Program/Project category of its 2019 Sustainability Awards.