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February 2022


February 28, 2022
Hanford Site to Host Free Virtual Career Fair on March 2
The U.S. Department of Energy along with Hanford Site contactors, Columbia Basin College, Washington State University Tri-Cities and WorkSource Columbia Basin, will host a One Hanford Virtual Career Fair on Wednesday, March 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


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 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.


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 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.


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.


August 2021


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.


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