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October 25, 2012
One of the Largest Pieces of Processing Equipment Removed from Plutonium Finishing Plant - Worker involvement led to safe completion of high-hazard work

RICHLAND, WASH. – U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) contractor CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company (CH2M HILL) announced today the successful removal of one of the
largest, most complex pieces of equipment from the Plutonium Finishing Plant (PFP) at the Hanford Site in southeast Washington State.

October 22, 2012
Hanford Determines Double-Shell Tank Leaked Waste From Inner Tank

RICHLAND -- The Department of Energy’s Office of River Protection (ORP), working with its Hanford tank operations contractor Washington River Protection Solutions, has determined that
there is a slow leak of chemical and radioactive waste into the annulus space in Tank AY-102, the approximately 30-inch area between the inner primary tank and the outer tank that serves as
the secondary containment for these types of tanks.

October 18, 2012
Q&A: Plugging In with a Power Lineman

Power lineman are integral in keeping the lights on. Here's a Q&A with a third-generation power lineman.

September 26, 2012
Celebrating, Molecular Style

New molecule discovered by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory can expand to take in its metallic guests.

September 19, 2012
F Reactor Area Cleanup Complete

RICHLAND, Wash. – U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) contractors have cleaned up the F Reactor Area, the first reactor area at the Hanford Site in southeastern Washington state to be fully remediated.

September 19, 2012
EA-1915: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Assessment and Notice of Potential Floodplain and Wetland Involvement

Proposed Conveyance of Land at the Hanford Site, Richland, WA

September 17, 2012
Retrieval of the Tenth Single-Shell Tank Complete at Hanford: Third Single-Shell Tank Emptied at Hanford’s C Farm This Year

RICHLAND -- Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS) has advised the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that they have completed retrieval of radioactive and chemical waste from the third single-shell tank (SST) this year.

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).