Hanford Blog Archive
Hanford Blog Archive

July 2010

July 30, 2010
Hanford Vitrification Plant Project begins complicated cooling panel installations
Earlier this month, crews at the Hanford Vitrification Plant began a series of complicated cooling panel installations in the Low-Activity Waste Vitrification (LAW) Facility.

July 27, 2010
Update on Recovery Act Spending and Work at Hanford
A fact sheet showing Recovery Act funding spent to date and a list of major Hanford projects that have been funded and completed has been updated.

July 26, 2010
K East Reactor Stack Taken Down
DOE and contractor CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company used Recovery Act funding to take down the stack of the K East Reactor using explosives on July 23, 2010.

July 23, 2010
Photo Gallery: Students from Lapwai, Idaho see some of the science behind Hanford Site cleanup.
The Hanford Site's Tribal Affairs Program arranged for students from Lapwai, Idaho to experience the science behind environmental cleanup of the Hanford Site.

July 21, 2010
Photo Gallery: Helicopter removes old truck from Arid Lands Ecology Reserve
Part of debris cleanup on the reserve area near Rattlesnake Mountain

July 21, 2010
Helicopter Removes Aging Truck From Steep Rattlesnake Ravine
A Sikorsky S-64 helicopter removed an old truck from a steep ravine on Rattlesnake Mountain on July 20, 2010, as part of the cleanup of the Arid Lands Ecology Reserve (ALE).

July 16, 2010
Photo Gallery: U Canyon deck being cleared of radioactive equipment
See photos of work being completed at U Canyon including before and after shots of the deck.

July 16, 2010
Radioactive Equipment Cleared From U Canyon Deck
Recovery Act Funding Moves U Canyon Closer to First-of-a-Kind Demolition

July 16, 2010
Contractor Recovery Act Update: July 9, 2010
DOE Contractor CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company produces this weekly newsletter with information on environmental cleanup projects funded by the Recovery Act.

July 15, 2010
Photo Gallery: President's Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future
Check out the photos from the July 14, 2010 visit by the Blue Ribbon Commission to the Hanford Site.