Hanford Blog Archive
Hanford Blog Archive

May 2010

May 27, 2010
Recovery Act Progress at Hanford
Read the full report on ARRA progress (through 3/31) at the Hanford Site.

May 25, 2010
Cleaning Up After The Cold War: Hanford's Tank Waste
In a recent article for the Daily Kos, former Hanford radiochemist Page van der Linden explains the complexity and importance of tank waste retrieval and processing.

May 24, 2010
Department of Energy Strengthens Management of the Waste Treatment Plant in Washington State
U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced today that the Department of Energy is taking steps to strengthen project management at the Hanford Site’s Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP). As part of this effort, Dale Knutson has been selected to serve as the Federal Project Director for the WTP project.

May 13, 2010
River Corridor cleanup drivers reach 15 million miles
The truck drivers working on the River Corridor Closure Project recently logged 15 million miles transporting waste for disposal at Hanford’s Environmental Restoration Disposal Facility. That is the equivalent of more than 600 trips around the Earth.

May 10, 2010
Three Fuel Storage Facilities Removed from Hanford’s Landscape
Gone from the Hanford landscape are three large buildings, which once stored radioactive fuel rods.

May 07, 2010
CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company Awards Largest Recovery Act Subcontract at Hanford to Date
CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company has awarded a subcontract worth up to $50 million to Skanska USA Building Inc. for construction of the largest groundwater treatment system at the Site to Date.

May 06, 2010
Vit Plant Shield Doors Make Headlines
Installation of massive 50-ton shield doors at Hanford's Waste Treatment (Vitrification) Plant made news in the latest Engineering News-Record magazine.

May 05, 2010
Contractor Recovery Act Update: April 30, 2010
DOE Contractor CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company produces a weekly newsletter with information on environmental cleanup projects funded by the Recovery Act.

May 05, 2010
Hanford Tank Waste Update Available
Tank Farms contractor Washington River Protection Solutions released its Hanford Tank Waste update for April 2010.