Hanford Blog Archive
Hanford Blog Archive

August 2011

August 31, 2011
VIDEO: Transfer line work nears completion at Hanford’s SY Tank Farm
Work is finishing up on eight waste transfer lines in Hanford's SY Tank Farm. Roughly 765 linear feet of pipe have been replaced which carry waste from underground storage tanks in 200 West to the new Waste Treatment Plant (WTP).

August 29, 2011
News Coverage: B Reactor legislation being written
Rep. Doc Hastings said at an event at the B Reactor that he is planning to introduce legislation to create the Manhattan Project National Historic Park this fall.

August 24, 2011
PHOTO GALLERY: A series of photos showing the removal of the D10 Tank from U Canyon
Workers remove a 7-foot-tall, 15,000-pound, dangerously radioactive tank from Hanford's U Canyon.

August 18, 2011
PRESS RELEASE: Hanford Waste Treatment Plant completes important mechanical installation in Pretreatment Facility
Waste Treatment Plant crews recently assembled and placed a more than eight-ton decontamination booth in the Pretreatment Facility.

August 15, 2011
PRESS RELEASE: DOE Acting Assistant Secretary Announces Completion of Major Recovery Act Project
$100 million in upgrades to the Environmental Restoration Disposal Facility, funded by the Recovery Act, were completed ahead of schedule

August 11, 2011
PRESS RELEASE: Massive Soil Cleanup Effort Concludes at Hanford
Department of Energy contractor CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company removed nearly half a million tons of contaminated soil over the last two years using American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding at the Hanford Site.

August 04, 2011
PRESS RELEASE: Hanford Waste Treatment Plant places first complex piping module in Pretreatment Facility
Crews at the Hanford Waste Treatment Plant placed a 19-ton piping module inside the Pretreatment Facility. The module was lifted over 98-foot-tall walls and lowered into a space that provided less than two inches of clearance on each side and just a few feet on each end.

August 04, 2011
FACT SHEET: 2011 Hanford Lifecycle Scope, Schedule and Cost Report
The report reflects cleanup work that is to be completed by the DOE Office of River Protection and DOE Richland Operations Office through approximately 2060, as well as approximately 30 years of site management, or long-term stewardship, through 2090.

August 04, 2011
PRESS RELEASE: Hanford Cleanup Report Available on Web
2011 Hanford Lifecycle Scope, Schedule and Cost Report Posted on www.hanford.gov

August 04, 2011
VIDEO: 19-Ton Piping Module Placed in Waste Treatment Plant’s Pretreatment Facility at Hanford