Hanford Blog Archive
Hanford Blog Archive

August 2009

August 25, 2009
Mission Support Alliance begins operations at Hanford
The Department of Energy’s mission support contractor began operations Monday, August 24 to provide essential services to the DOE and Hanford contractors to support environmental cleanup efforts.

August 25, 2009
Photos of Transition to New Mission Support Contractor
The Mission Support Alliance (MSA) assumed responsibility on August 24, 2009 for providing site-wide services to the Department of Energy and its contractors conducting cleanup work after a 90-day transition from previous contractor Fluor Hanford.

August 20, 2009
Photos Available from Congressman Norm Dicks Hanford Site tour August 19.
In addition to touring cleanup projects along the Columbia River and on Hanford’s Central Plateau, Congressman Dicks did a full walking tour of the Waste Treatment Plant and stopped at the Volpentest HAMMER Training & Education Center.

August 19, 2009
Deputy Energy Secretary Visits Hanford
Daniel Poneman, Deputy Secretary of Energy, visited the Hanford Site and the Volpentest HAMMER Training & Education Center on August 18, making stops at several environmental cleanup projects.

August 12, 2009
Video of Energy Secretary Touring Hanford Site
Energy Secretary Steven Chu visited the Hanford Site on August 11 and toured the Waste Treatment Plant, B Reactor, and environmental cleanup projects including the K East Basin.

August 12, 2009
Video from Aug. 11 Press Conference on the Tri-Party Agreement Now Available
Video footage from Tuesday’s press conference regarding the new agreement between the DOE and State is now available on the Office of River Protection site.

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

August 11, 2009
Recovery Act Jobs Created and Funding Spent
This update from the DOE Office of Environmental Management provides current figures for jobs saved/created using Recovery Act funding at sites across the country engaged in cleanup of the nation’s weapons complex, including Hanford.

August 11, 2009
Secretary of Energy Dr. Steven Chu's Visit
Photos from Secretary of Energy Dr. Steven Chu's visit to Hanford on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009.

August 10, 2009
DOE Announces Walk-In Registration for Saturday B Reactor Tours
The Department of Energy announced today the start of walk-in registration for Saturday B Reactor tours. The Hanford Site B Reactor Tour program will begin taking walk-ins for 12 open seats per bus for the remainder of the tour season

August 06, 2009
CH2M HILL Expands Groundwater Cleanup Near Columbia River
DOE and CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company are expanding treatment systems near the Columbia River as part of a strategy to dramatically increase the amount of groundwater treated each month across the Hanford Site.