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October 2020

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.

September 2020

September 30, 2020
Hanford Site Delivers Safe Progress During Pandemic
The Hanford Site is in the second phase of remobilizing the onsite workforce. Employees continue to deliver safe progress while protecting the workforce and the local communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

September 24, 2020
Progress at Disposal Facility Supports Hanford Tank Waste Treatment Mission
Construction progress continues at the Integrated Disposal Facility, an essential component of a high-priority project to begin treating tank waste at the Hanford Site.

September 23, 2020
Hanford Laboratory Gas Systems Ready for Treating Tank Waste
Chemists inside the Analytical Laboratory at the Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant have finished testing high-purity gas systems that will help technicians analyze incoming samples.

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.

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.