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April 2018


April 18, 2018
Hanford Site Contractors Exceed Recycling Goals
RICHLAND, Wash. – With a strong emphasis placed on recycling and protecting the environment, Hanford Site workers continue to be leaders in the “going green” movement.


April 04, 2018
Hanford Workforce Engagement Center Opens
The Hanford Workforce Engagement Center (HWEC) at 309 Bradley Blvd., Suite 120, Richland, is a first-of-its-kind free resource for all current and former Hanford workers and their families who have occupational health questions.


April 04, 2018
2018 Tour Season Registration Opens in April
The public tour program focuses on environmental cleanup and provides participants with an in-depth look at several key projects that support today’s cleanup effort.


December 2017


December 05, 2017
U.S. Department of Energy Announces Plans to Stabilize Second PUREX Waste Storage Tunnel
The U.S. Department of Energy will stabilize a second waste storage tunnel on the Hanford Site, known as Plutonium Uranium Extraction Plant (PUREX) Tunnel 2, with engineered grout.


November 2017


November 30, 2017
Workers Finish Cleaning Up High-Hazard Waste Site near Richland
Workers have completed cleanup activities at one of the nation’s most contaminated waste sites located at the Hanford Site.


November 14, 2017
Hanford Waste Storage Tunnel Stabilized
Hanford workers have finished stabilizing a waste storage tunnel with engineered grout, after it partially collapsed earlier this year.


October 2017


October 23, 2017
DOE Announces New Office of River Protection Manager
DOE-ORP announced the selection of Brian Vance as the new manager. Vance has over 30 years of leadership experience with Westinghouse, AREVA, and as a career submarine officer in the Navy, most recently as part of CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Co.


July 2017


July 27, 2017
Demolition of Former Plutonium Finishing Plant Processing Building Now Underway
Demolition is now underway on the facility that once produced two-thirds of the nation’s Cold War-era plutonium.


July 17, 2017
Workers Successfully Demolish Plutonium Finishing Plant Ventilation Stack
Workers safely removed a landmark from the Hanford Site skyline Saturday, with the demolition of the ventilation stack at the Plutonium Finishing Plant (PFP).


June 2017


June 15, 2017
Hanford Workers Completing Key Elements of 618-10 Burial Ground Cleanup
Workers are in the final stages of completing two components of the cleanup of Hanford’s 618-10 burial ground.


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