Hanford Blog Archive
Hanford Blog Archive

September 2010

September 28, 2010
PHOTO GALLERY: See progress to construct the 200 West pump and treat system at Hanford.
Steel is on the rise at the construction site of the 200 West Groundwater Treatment System. Check out these photos of a 100-ton crane hoisting the first structural steel for what will become Hanford’s largest pump-and-treat system to date.

September 27, 2010
Hanford Firefighters Bring 2010 Fire Season To A Close
This year, Hanford firefighters fought 31 fires that burned a total of 1,589 acres

September 27, 2010
Unique Approach Offers Tribal Members Experience for Future Opportunities
A unique partnership at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Hanford Site will facilitate cleanup of one of the outermost areas of the Hanford Site and provide jobs for Tri-Cities area tribal members.

September 24, 2010
TPA Agencies Agree To First-Ever Schedule To Remove Transuranic Mixed Waste
New Deadlines Set for Mixed Low-Level Waste, Transuranic Mixed Waste

September 23, 2010
See Photo Gallery of the 2010 Fire Season at Hanford
In 2010, Hanford firefighters fought 31 fires that burned a total of 1,589 acres. All but two of the fires occurred between the months of May and August.

September 22, 2010
Recovery Act Progress at Hanford
How much Recovery Act money has been spent at Hanford and what work is getting done? This fact sheet includes a list of major projects and progress on cleanup.

September 22, 2010
Recovery Act Update Briefing
This briefing was presented to the Tri-Cities Chapter of the Wash. Society of Professional Engineers on Sept. 21, 2010.

September 20, 2010
Mobile Arm Retrieval System (MARS) completes successful testing (video)
During a simulation at Columbia Energy and Environmental Services lab in Pasco, Washington, MARS uses high pressure water to create a vacuum effect to retrieve waste from the bottom of Hanford's single-shell tanks.

September 20, 2010
Retrievals begin on another single-shell tank
Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS), a prime contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of River Protection, has started removing radioactive and chemical waste from another of Hanford’s aging single-shell tanks, making it the 13th such tank to undergo waste retrieval.

September 16, 2010
Vit Plant receives key equipment for its autosampling system
Recently, the Hanford Waste Treatment Plant, also known as the “Vit Plant,” received key equipment for its autosampling system. When operational, the system will be critical to ensuring a high-quality glass product that meets all regulatory requirements and standards.