Hanford Blog Archive
Hanford Blog Archive

June 2011

June 30, 2011
UPDATE: Hanford Tank Waste Recovery Report
Washington River Protection Solutions Tank Waste Recovery Act Report (June 2011)

June 30, 2011
PRESS RELEASE: Construction continues to advance at Pretreatment Facility
Hanford Waste Treatment Plant crews lifted and placed a nearly nine-ton rebar curtain above the 77-foot elevation at the Pretreatment Facility. The curtain measures 36 feet long, 22 feet high and is the last curtain to compose the facility’s fifth concrete elevation.

June 28, 2011
PHOTOS: Another Groundwater Treatment Facility Readies for Operation
Crews with DOE contractor CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company are putting the finishing touches on a second treatment facility built near the Columbia River to remove chromium from groundwater.

June 22, 2011
PRESS RELEASE: Complex crane installations completed in Low-Activity Waste Facility
Crews working at the Hanford Waste Treatment Plant completed four complex jib crane installations in the Low-Activity Waste (LAW) Facility. The 3-ton-capacity cranes will be used to place lids on filled LAW containers at the end of the vitrification process.

June 22, 2011
PRESS RELEASE: Walla Walla Rotary Club to Host Hanford Speaker on Thursday, June 23
A DOE speaker will provide the group with an overview of the history and cleanup of the Hanford Site.

June 21, 2011
PRESS RELEASE: Department of Energy Names Stacy Charboneau as Deputy Manager for Hanford’s Office of River Protection
The Department of Energy has selected Stacy L. Charboneau to serve as Deputy Manager for the Office of River Protection (ORP), effective immediately. She has been the Acting Deputy Manager since December 2010.

June 14, 2011
PHOTOS: Pouring Grout into U Canyon
These photos show drilling to prepare to pour 20,000 cubic yards of grout into void spaces in U Canyon.

June 14, 2011
VIDEO: Pouring Grout Into U Canyon
This video shows test pours of a cement-like material called grout into U Canyon.

June 14, 2011
PRESS RELEASE: Massive Cement Pour into Hanford Site Nuclear Facility Underway
Hanford workers are pouring enough cement-like material to fill six Olympic-size swimming pools in one of the largest nuclear facilities at the Hanford Site to prepare the massive building for demolition.

June 13, 2011
PRESS RELEASE: Hanford Story Wins Northwest Emmy Award
The first chapter of the Hanford Story multimedia series, Overview, received an Emmy for best Historical/Cultural - Program/Special on June 11, 2011.