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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.

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.

March 2021

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.

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