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March 2021

March 23, 2021
Training Goes Rad at Hanford Waste Treatment Plant
The word rad has finally arrived at the Hanford Vit Plant, and it’s not for a 1980s throwback.

March 02, 2021
Analytical Laboratory Staffing Up at Vit Plant
Bechtel National, Inc. (BNI) is hiring and training dozens of laboratory and radiological technicians at Hanford’s Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant to prepare for cold commissioning.

February 2021

February 16, 2021
Subcontractor Selected to Support Transfer of Radioactive Capsules to Dry Storage at Hanford
Contractor Central Plateau Cleanup Company selected a subcontractor to continue work on the Waste Encapsulation and Storage Facility and install equipment needed to transfer nearly 2,000 highly radioactive capsules to safer interim dry storage.

January 2021

January 19, 2021
Analytical Lab Deemed Ready to Operate
The Department of Energy and Bechtel National, Inc. recently declared the Hanford Vit Plant's Analytical Laboratory "Ready to Operate" for transforming low-activity waste into an immobilized form safe for storage.

January 13, 2021
Self-guided Virtual Tours Give Public a New View of Hanford Cleanup
The U.S. Department of Energy, along with Hanford Site cleanup contractors, are unveiling a new public virtual tour platform of the 580-square mile site.

January 13, 2021
Hanford Workers Retrieving Waste from Another Single-Shell Tank
RICHLAND, Wash. – The Department of Energy (DOE) continues to make substantial progress in its mission to safely and efficiently reduce risk at the Hanford Site by managing

December 2020

December 15, 2020
Hanford Completes Construction of Last 94 Systems in Low-Activity Waste Facility
The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of River Protection and contractor Bechtel National, Inc. (BNI) have completed construction of the last of 94 systems in the Low-Activity Waste Facility at Hanford’s Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant.

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.