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December 13, 2013
Record of Decision Issued for the Hanford Tank Closure and Waste Management EIS

The U.S. Department of Energy has issued the first in a series of Records of Decision (RODs) pursuant to the Final Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement for the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington (TC&WM EIS, DOE/EIS-0391, December 2012).

December 13, 2013
EIS-0391: Record of Decision

Final Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement for the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington

November 26, 2013
A composite image comprised of dozens of photos taken inside C-110 provides a rare panoramic view of the tank interior. Portions of the tank floor and the FoldTrack waste-retrieval system are clearly visible.
Workers Complete Retrieval of 11th Single-Shell Tank at EM’s Hanford Site

Operators use multiple technologies to remove waste from underground storage tank

November 14, 2013
At the Energy Department's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), researchers are using two modular homes to test energy-efficient products and calculate their energy savings. Researchers test new technologies in the Experimental home (pictured above), while the Baseline home (not pictured) serves as a control and doesn’t get changed during any of the experiments. | Photo courtesy of PNNL.
PNNL’s Lab Homes Run Energy-Efficient Technologies Through the Paces

Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are testing how new building technologies work and calculating their energy savings.

November 8, 2013
EERE Success Story—Washington: Battery Manufacturer Brings Material Production Home

EERE-supported company, EnerG2, built a new plant to produce nano-engineered carbon materials for batteries and other energy storage devices that can be used in hybrid, electric, plug-in hybrid, and all-electric vehicles.

November 8, 2013
Mercer Island celebrates the 500th Solarize installation in the state of Washington with a ribbon cutting at the Auto-Spa car wash.
EERE Success Story—Washington: Putting More Solar on More Rooftops in Washington State

EERE SunShot Initiative awardee Evergreen State Solar Partnership (ESSP) is working to reduce the costs of installing rooftop photovoltaics.

November 8, 2013
EERE Success Story—Washington: When Life Gives You Solar, Make Syngas

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is developing a new method for combining solar energy with modified natural gas power plants.

November 6, 2013
EERE Success Story—Washington: Integrated Transportation Programs & Coordinated Regional Planning

EECBG grant allows country program to reduce vehicle travel and congestion.

October 30, 2013
Magazine Bestows Safety Award on EM Contractor

RICHLAND, Wash. – A woman-owned small business prime contractor to EM’s Office of River Protection has been named one of America’s safest companies for 2013 by EHS Today magazine.

October 30, 2013
Hanford Fire Department Lt. Anthony Lovato, Jr. (left) urges his teammate, Capt. Sean Barajas, to carry the 175-pound life-sized dummy across the finish line at the Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge in Everett, Wash.
Hanford Firefighters Compete in Combat Challenge

EVERETT, Wash. – Climbing a five-story tower isn’t an everyday experience for EM’s Hanford site firefighters, but it is one of the skills they must master in their job.