Hanford Blog Archive
Hanford Blog Archive

October 2009

October 30, 2009
Backgrounder on Reporting Hanford Job Creation
Recovery Act job creation figures for the Hanford Site that are posted on recovery.gov and www.hanford.gov/recovery are different. They are counting different things. This backgrounder explains the different ways jobs creation is being tracked and reported.

October 29, 2009
Vit Plant’s Pretreatment Facility Expands Interior Installations
The Pretreatment (PT) Facility at the Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (Vit Plant) now reaches an impressive 77 feet in places and continues to rise steadily as concrete and steel are installed.

October 28, 2009
Moratorium on Shipping Radioactive Waste to Hanford Broadened
Check out the article in Wednesday's Tri-City Herald.

October 27, 2009
Important Information Regarding Greater Than Class C (GTCC) Waste Disposal
Review clarification regarding the purpose of the public meetings that the Department of Energy and the Washington State Department of Ecology are holding and the potential importation of Greater Than Class C (GTCC) waste to Hanford.

October 26, 2009
Draft Hanford Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement Available for Public Review
DOE announced today the Draft Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Hanford Site has been filed with the Environmental Protection Agency.

October 21, 2009
Strategy for Cleaning Up Hanford’s Central Plateau
DOE recently produced a strategy document that is meant to guide ongoing discussions with U.S. EPA, the Washington State Department of Ecology, Tribal Nations, stakeholders, and the general public to define the vision for cleaning up the center of the Hanford Site.

October 21, 2009
Hanford Update Provided to Pasco-Kennewick Rotary
Dave Brockman, Manager of the DOE Richland Operations Office, recently briefed the Pasco-Kennewick Rotary Club on Hanford cleanup, including the office’s strategy for cleaning up the site and an update on the Recovery Act.

October 21, 2009
Photos of archeological excavation near the old Hanford town site.
Photos of archeological excavation near the old Hanford town site.

October 20, 2009
20 Years of Progress in Processing Nuclear Waste
Office of River Protection Manager Shirley Olinger discussed project progress and accomplishments at the Waste Management & Cleanup Decisionmaker’s Forum in Jacksonville, Florida.

October 16, 2009
Upgrades at Hanford’s Disposal Facility
See photos of new equipment and upgrades at the Environmental Restoration Disposal Facility during a recent tour by DOE managers.