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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.

October 04, 2021
No One Hurt, Truck Engine Fire on Site
The One Hanford team ensured a safe and quick response to a vehicle fire in the 200 East Area of the Site this morning, and no one was hurt.

September 2021

September 30, 2021
DOE Awards Over $33M to the States of Washington and Oregon in Financial Assistance Grants
The Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded four financial assistance grants, totaling approximately $33.5 million, to Oregon and Washington state.

September 29, 2021
Hanford Treats More Than 2 Billion Gallons of Groundwater Seven Years in a Row
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Hanford Site is closing in on treating 28 billion total gallons of groundwater to remove contamination since treatment began in the mid-1990s, significantly reducing risk to the Columbia River.

August 2021

August 19, 2021
Hanford Tank Farms Now Connected to Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant
Two major facilities critical to the tank waste treatment mission at the Hanford Site are now connected.

August 17, 2021
Hanford Begins Retrieving Waste from Another Underground Storage Tank
The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of River Protection tank operations contractor Washington River Protection Solutions recently began retrieving radioactive and chemical waste from another massive underground storage tank at the Hanford Site.

August 10, 2021
Subcontractor Selected to Support Safe Storage of Seventh Hanford Reactor Building
Contractor Central Plateau Cleanup Company has awarded two construction subcontracts worth about $9.5 million to Richland-based DGR Grant Construction Inc. to progress critical risk-reduction work along the Columbia River at the Hanford Site.

May 2021

May 25, 2021
Hanford Readies to Treat Tank Waste
The Office of River Protection and its tank operations contractor Washington River Protections Solutions are an important step closer to treating tank waste at the Hanford Site.

May 25, 2021
DOE Honors Classified Material Expert with Excellence Award
he Department of Energy recently bestowed the prestigious 2021 Classification Award of Excellence to an employee of contractor Hanford Mission Integration Solutions (HMIS) for his outstanding contributions to the Department’s classification program.

April 2021

April 14, 2021
Hanford Site to Activate Emergency Sirens Thursday, April 15
Emergency sirens will be activated for an emergency drill on the U.S. Department of Energy's Hanford Site tomorrow, April 15, 2021.