February 27, 2024

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Hanford’s Renovated Wastewater Load-in Station Reopens for Business

In an integral step toward preparing for tank waste treatment on the Hanford Site, the newly renovated load-in station at the Effluent Treatment Facility (ETF) recently reopened for business.

February 27, 2024

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Hanford Crews Build Melter Proficiency

Workers at the Hanford Site‘s Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) recently poured test glass into four stainless steel containers inside the plant’s Low-Activity Waste (LAW) Facility. The pours help crews build proficiency for future tank waste treatment operations.

February 20, 2024

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Crews Remove Contaminated Glove Box From Historic Hanford Facility

Crews with EM Hanford Site contractor Central Plateau Cleanup Company recently removed a large glove box from the 231-Z Building, a critical step to prepare one of the site’s oldest facilities for demolition.

February 20, 2024

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Hanford Tours Program Sees Significant Growth in 2023

EM's Hanford Site’s tour program had more than 750 guests visit the site in 2023. The tours offer elected leaders, stakeholders and community members an opportunity to get a firsthand look at the historic cleanup progress underway.

February 13, 2024

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EM Employees, Teams Win Big With Eight of Secretary’s Honor Awards

EM racked up eight of the Secretary’s Honor Awards for 2023, with DOE recognizing two employees at the Savannah River Site (SRS) for excellence and six teams from the Idaho, Hanford, Portsmouth and Oak Ridge sites for achievements.

February 13, 2024

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It Boils Down to This: Hanford Evaporator Readies for Restart After Improvements

A facility with a critical role in the Hanford Site tank waste cleanup mission is gearing up to restart operations after a series of upgrades and repairs.

February 13, 2024

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Hanford Plant Installs Startup Heaters in Second Melter

EM crews at the Hanford Site's Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant recently installed 18 temporary startup heaters, one of which is pictured, in the second of two melters in the plant’s Low-Activity Waste Facility.

February 6, 2024

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Footprint Continues Shrinking Near Former Hanford Processing Facility

Crews with EM Richland Operations Office contractor Central Plateau Cleanup Company are demolishing a former chemical storage area near the Plutonium Uranium Extraction Plant, one of the Hanford Site’s five former plutonium production facilities.

January 30, 2024

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Hanford Finishes First Tank Waste Processing Campaign

The EM Office of River Protection (ORP) and contractor Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS) have completed the first waste processing campaign through the Tank-Side Cesium Removal (TSCR) System at the Hanford Site.

January 30, 2024

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Grants to Savannah River, Hanford to Help Reduce Federal Carbon Footprint

Two EM sites are among the recipients of grants totaling more than $104 million for 31 projects across the country to support energy conservation measures, saving taxpayers $29 million in the first year of operations and drastically reducing the federal carbon footprint.