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HAB: What is it and why should you care?

On Jan. 24, 1994, just over 29 years ago, John Wagoner, then manager of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Richland Operations Office, provided the welcoming remarks to the inaugural…


Protecting Columbia River ecosystem is highest priority

The largest environmental cleanup in the western hemisphere is located at Hanford north of Oregon on the Columbia River. The processes that produced the plutonium used in America’s nuclear weapons…


This is the place for new energy missions 

As Hanford’s cleanup progresses, the Tri-Cities is again positioned to be a part of history by leading the nation’s transition to a net-zero economy.  This cleanup effort toward a clean…


Clean energy, tech innovation remain key for economic diversification

At Tri-City Development Council (TRIDEC), we are excited to celebrate 60 years of promoting economic strength and diversity. In addition to regional economic development activities, our core mission includes advocating…


CPCCo clearing the way for cleanup progress at Hanford

The Central Plateau Cleanup Company (CPCCo) is well into its third year of operations at Hanford, and our team is proudly making substantial strides in achieving our cleanup priorities at…


Vit plant progresses toward operations

Editor’s note: Valerie McCain submitted this column before she died on March 26 after a short illness. It has been an exciting and challenging year at the Hanford Waste Tank…


Enabling cleanup through integration and innovation

Hanford Mission Integration Solutions (HMIS) continues to improve upon our role as the Hanford sitewide integrator, providing what is in the best interest of the government and taxpayers. This past…


WRPS overcomes challenges to move cleanup mission forward

What a year! I joined the Washington River Protection Solutions team in March 2022. I was told before I accepted the position that the WRPS team is second to none…


HPMC provides valuable health services to support Hanford employees

HPMC Occupational Medical Services (HPMC OMS) is managed by HPM Corporation, a local, woman-owned business that provides specialized services to federal government clients and their contractors at the Hanford site.…


HLMI plans upgrades to support the Hanford cleanup mission

It’s been about two years since Hanford Laboratory Management and Integration LLC (HLMI) took over as a new prime contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in April 2021.…

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