Hanford Blog Archive
Hanford Blog Archive

December 2010

December 22, 2010
Hanford Waste Treatment Plant receives last pieces of equipment for quality control system
The Waste Treatment Plant (WTP) recently received the last and most significant pieces of its autosampling system for the Low-Activity Waste (LAW) Facility. The system will ensure the glass produced by the Vit Plant meets all regulatory standards and requirements.

December 21, 2010
Workers cut hole in Hanford's tank C-107 to improve waste retrieval
Over the weekend Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS) workers cut a 55-inch diameter hole in the top of tank C-107 in order to place a new riser for the Mobile Arm Retrieval System Unit (MARS). PHOTO GALLERY VIDEO CLIP

December 20, 2010
Deep Vadose Zone Fact Sheet
This fact sheet describes the deep vadose zone, current and planned remediation work, Tri-Party Agreement milestones associated with the work, and provides some background on a planned center of excellence.

December 20, 2010
Contractor Recovery Act Update (CH2M HILL)
This weekly newsletter covers recent work by contractor CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company on projects funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

December 20, 2010
Essential overhead maintenance crane installed in Hanford Waste Treatment Plant
On Friday, crews at the Hanford Waste Treatment Plant installed major components of an overhead crane that will be essential to plant operations.

December 16, 2010
PHOTO GALLERY: See pictures of Washington State Dept. of Ecology Director Sturdevant touring the Hanford Vit Plant
On Thursday, Dec. 16, Washington State Dept. of Ecology Director Sturdevant toured the construction of the Waste Treatment Plant (Vit Plant). Overall, the Plant is 57% complete and on schedule to begin hot operations in 2019.

December 15, 2010
107 TRU Shipments Sent Off Hanford Site in 2010
Recovery Act Funding Accelerates Schedule By Four Years

December 15, 2010
$5.3 Million Cleanup Contract Awarded to Local Companies
Washington Closure Hanford has awarded a subcontract worth up to $5.3 million to Sage Tec and teaming partner Federal Engineers and Constructors for cleanup of a chromium waste site near the C Reactor.

December 14, 2010
PHOTO GALLERY: See pictures of work being completed on the Arid Lands Ecology Reserve
Crews completed demolition of 24 structures and 362 debris sites in turning off 115 square miles of cleanup footprint.

December 13, 2010
ALE Cleanup Marks First Reduction in Hanford’s Cleanup Footprint
Recovery Act Funding Aids Completion of Rattlesnake Mountain Cleanup