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Richland Operations Office


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

December 2020

December 15, 2020
Hanford Completes Construction of Last 94 Systems in Low-Activity Waste Facility
The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of River Protection and contractor Bechtel National, Inc. (BNI) have completed construction of the last of 94 systems in the Low-Activity Waste Facility at Hanford’s Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant.

November 2020

November 24, 2020
Subcontract Awarded to Support Hanford Tank Waste Treatment, Risk Reduction
Department of Energy (DOE) Richland Operations Office (RL) contractor Mission Support Alliance (MSA) has awarded a $13 million subcontract to Fowler General Construction to build a new Hanford Site water treatment facility that will automate water s

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.