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September 13, 2012
Highly Radioactive Sludge Removal Complete: Historic Cleanup Effort Reduces the Risk along the Columbia River

RICHLAND, WASH. – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and contractor CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company (CH2M HILL) announced today the removal of the first phase of highly radioactive sludge from under water storage in the K West Basin about 400 yards away from the Columbia River.

September 13, 2012
HAMMER Celebrates 15th Anniversary: Dedicates New U.S. State Department Field Exercise Building

RICHLAND, Wash. – The Volpentest HAMMER Training Center, located at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Hanford Site in southeastern Washington state, will mark its 15th anniversary of operations and dedicate a new Field Exercise Building for the U.S. State Department’s counterterrorism efforts.

September 6, 2012
Retrieval of Ninth Single-Shell Tank Complete

Richland - Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS) has completed the retrieval of radioactive and chemical waste from single-shell tank (SST) C-104, an underground storage tank that once held 259,000 gallons of waste left over from nuclear weapons production at Hanford. WRPS is the tank operations contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of River Protection (ORP).

September 1, 2012
Testing and equipment simulations ensure first-of-a-kind technological processes for sludge removal can be conducted safely and efficiently.
EM Employs Innovative Technology to Remove Radioactive Sludge

RICHLAND, Wash. – The Richland Operations Office and contractor CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company successfully removed a portion of a highly radioactive sludge from
underwater storage in a large basin adjacent to the K West reactor at the Hanford site this month.

September 1, 2012
F Reactor during operations in 1956.
Hanford Achieves a Cleanup First

RICHLAND, Wash. – DOE contractors have completed cleanup of F Area, the first reactor area at the 586-square-mile Hanford site to be fully remediated.

August 23, 2012
EA-1889: Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact

Disposal of Decommissioned, Defueled Naval Reactor Plants from USS Enterprise (CVN 65)

August 23, 2012
Audit Report: OAS-L-12-09

Tank Waste Feed Delivery System Readiness at the Hanford Site

August 16, 2012
New screening equipment used to refine wood chips at the North Pacific Paper Corporation paper mill in Longview, Wash., is expected to save NORPAC 100 million kilowatt hours of electricity a year, which is enough energy to serve 8,000 Northwest homes. Construction of the chip pretreatment structure, shown here, is scheduled to be completed in 2013. | Photo courtesy of Bonneville Power Administration.
Going Big: Building the Largest Ever Energy Efficiency Project

A paper mill in Washington State is changing the way it conserves electricity and is saving money.

August 2, 2012
Hanford’s Robust Safety Culture Gains One More Site-Wide Safety Standard

RICHLAND, Wash. – The safety of the Hanford Site workforce has been bolstered with another program added to the list of Site-wide Safety Standards. The latest Site-wide Safety Standard covers Fall Protection.

July 26, 2012
EIS-0312: Notice of Availability of the Bonneville Power Administration Administrator's Record of Decision

Columbia Basin Fish Accords Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Kalispel Tribe on Columbia Basin Fish Accords