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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.

October 2022

October 27, 2022
HAMMER Federal Training Center Reaches 25-Year Milestone
The Volpentest HAMMER Federal Training Center at the Hanford Site commemorates 25 years of accomplishments today at its facility in Richland.

October 26, 2022
Metamorphosis: Cocooning Complete for Seventh Hanford Reactor Building
Just over a year after breaking ground, crews recently completed construction of a protective enclosure, or “cocoon,” around another former plutonium production reactor at the Hanford Site, leaving only one more to go.

August 2022

August 25, 2022
Ecology and Energy reach agreement to address Hanford’s leaking underground tanks
The Washington State Department of Ecology and the U.S. Department of Energy have agreed on a plan for how to respond to two underground tanks that are leaking radioactive waste as well as any future tank leaks at the Hanford Site.

February 2022

February 02, 2022
New Era In Hanford Tank Waste Treatment
RICHLAND, Wash. –Today, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced workers have begun the first large-scale treatment of radioactive and chemical waste from large underground tanks at the Hanford Site.

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.