Hanford Blog Archive
Hanford Blog Archive

October 2010

October 29, 2010
PHOTO GALLERY: See photos of Hanford workers demolishing more than six football fields worth of concrete at K West
380,000 square feet of concrete structures demolished

October 29, 2010
PRESS RELEASE: TPA Agencies Sign On For Major Changes Governing Hanford’s Central Plateau
Agencies Agree To Integration of Soil, Facility, and Groundwater Cleanup Milestones at Hanford

October 28, 2010
Contractor Recovery Act Update
This newsletter is published by CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company and provides updates on Hanford Site cleanup work funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

October 28, 2010
PRESS RELEASE: 380,000 Square Feet of Concrete Facilities Demolished
Using $17.6 million of Recovery Act funds, workers have demolished more than six football fields worth of concrete that were once part of the 100K West Reactor Water Treatment Facilities.

October 28, 2010
Hanford Cleanup Progress Update
This fact sheet provides a quick overview of the major cleanup challenges at the Hanford Site and progress toward completing work.

October 22, 2010
30-ton melter lids arrive at Hanford Waste Treatment Plant
Today, the Hanford Waste Treatment Plant construction site received the giant shield lids that will top off two 300-ton melters for the Low-Activity Waste Vitrification Facility.

October 19, 2010
Video: A Waste Treatment Plant Overview
From construction to commisioning: Take a video tour through the world's largest and most complex chemical waste processing facility capable of both separating radioactive liquid waste and turning it into a stable, glass form for permanent, safe disposal.

October 18, 2010
Hanford's 242-A Evaporator successfully reduces 480,000 gallons of waste in double-shell tanks
Workers at Hanford’s only nuclear processing facility, the 242-A Evaporator, have completed two operating campaigns that successfully reduced the volume of waste in the double-shell storage tanks by 480,000 gallons, creating additional space to store radioactive and chemical waste that will be removed from aging single-shell tanks.

October 14, 2010
PHOTO GALLERY: See photos of a 165-foot-tall communications tower being lowered on Rattlesnake Mountain.
The structure is just one of few that remain since CH2M HILL began the $10.2 million Recovery Act project to clear the reserve of facilities and debris.

October 12, 2010
PHOTO GALLERY: Explosive Demolition at Hanford's 300 Area
Early Saturday morning, October 9, 2010, three structures in Hanford’s 300 Area came crashing to the ground…as planned. The explosive demolition of the 309 Building stack, 337 Building and 337B Building capped months of work by Washington Closure Hanford and subcontractor staff. The stack was 110 feet tall, the 337B Building was 93 feet tall and the 337 Building was three stories tall.