Hanford Blog Archive
Hanford Blog Archive

October 2011

October 31, 2011
VIDEO: Reusing Piping Saves Taxpayers $50,000
The Department of Energy and its contractors are on a constant hunt for innovations and practices to improve the way work is done to clean up the Hanford Site. This month, CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company’s soil and groundwater team answered the call.

October 27, 2011
PRESS RELEASE: Hanford Waste Treatment Plant receives decontamination vessels for High-Level Waste Facility
The Waste Treatment Plant received two decontamination vessels that are essential to safely removing glass-filled canisters from the High-Level Waste Facility. The titanium steel vessels weigh 4,200 pounds and measure 2.5 feet in diameter and 18 feet tall.

October 21, 2011
PRESS RELEASE: Hanford's Newest Groundwater Treatment System Up and Running
100-HX: With a water treatment capacity of 800 gallons per minute, the new system boosts the capacity for treating contaminated groundwater and removing chromium near the Columbia River by 40 percent.

October 21, 2011
PHOTOS: New Groundwater Treatment Facility (100-HX)
Images have been added to the 100-HX gallery, showing inspections and operation of the facility near the Columbia River.

October 20, 2011
PRESS RELEASE: Department of Energy Releases Hanford Documentary Online
The Richland Operations Office today released a documentary about the Hanford Site: "The Area: A Journey through the Hanford Nuclear Reservation"

October 17, 2011
VIDEO: Mobile Arm Retrieval System (MARS) starts up in Tank C-107

October 17, 2011
VIDEO: 222-S Laboratory Hot Cell Manipulator Installation

October 07, 2011
PRESS RELEASE: Federal and State Agencies Determine Cleanup Plans for Four Areas Near Central Hanford
The agencies have chosen to pursue a combination of alternatives for remediation (including 21 waste sites): retrieving, treating, and disposing of contaminated soil; extracting contamination through an air-handling system; and maintaining a soil barrier over some of the contaminated soil.

October 07, 2011
RECORD OF DECISION: For Remediation of Operable Units 200-CW-5 and 200-PW-1,3 and 6
DOE, EPA, in coordination with the Washington Department of Ecology, have made plans for remediating contaminated soil at four locations in the center of the Hanford Site.

October 06, 2011
PRESS RELEASE: Hanford Waste Treatment Plant receives key equipment for High-Level Waste Facility air-filtration system
The Hanford Waste Treatment Plant recently received the first of 32 large nuclear quality dampers for the High-Level Waste Facility. The 1,350-pound dampers are part of the facility’s extensive filter system and will be essential to maintaining contamination boundaries during plant operations.