RICHLAND, Wash. – Following completion of demolition and other cleanup work at the former Plutonium Finishing Plant (PFP) at the Hanford Site, EM contractor Hanford Mission Integration Solutions (HMIS) recently finished disconnecting decades-old lines once used for water, sewer, electrical and technical support at surrounding facilities.
This included isolating and draining water lines, capping them off and making sure there were no leaks. Water drained from the lines was reused across the Hanford Site.
“Disconnecting and removing support facilities is one of the important final steps following PFP demolition and cleanup,” said Tom Teynor, EM Richland Operations Office (RL) federal project director for PFP. “Continued progress demonstrates the One Hanford mission to safely complete critical risk-reduction projects.”
Taking the facilities offline included disconnecting temporary substations that once provided electricity. HMIS crews also removed meters and other electrical equipment that powered mobile trailers, as well as telecommunications cables.
“Our water and sewer utilities team encountered several challenges when disconnecting the aging lines but came up with required solutions for each,” said Todd Synoground, HMIS vice president of Infrastructure & Site Services. “I commend our teams for their dedication to safely and successfully completing this job over the last six months.”
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