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July 2018


July 19, 2018
DOE issues Request for Proposal for ORP Technical Support Services
The U.S. Department of Energy Office of River Protection today issued a Request for Proposal seeking technical support services contractors to support the Government’s management of the Hanford Site in Richland, Washington.


June 2018


June 13, 2018
DOE Begins Removal of Radioactive Sludge Stored Near Columbia River at Hanford
The U.S. Department of Energy and its contractor CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company have begun removing highly radioactive sludge from temporary storage near the Columbia River to a more secure long-term storage location.


May 2018


May 31, 2018
DOE approves key safety document for Hanford plant
ORP approved a critical safety deliverable needed for the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant - the Documented Safety Analysis.


May 03, 2018
DOE Celebrates Grand Opening of Hanford Workforce Engagement Center
Senior Department of Energy (DOE) officials and members of Washington State’s Congressional delegation joined local community leaders and workers from the Hanford site to celebrate the grand opening of the Hanford Workforce Engagement Center.


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.


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