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Extensions related to Covid-19 bumped the startup of Hanford’s Low Activity Waste vitrification plant to March 2024, from Dec. 31, 2023. The scheduled startup of Hanford’s high-level waste treatment plant in 2033 has been kept intact. (Courtesy Bechtel National Inc.)

Covid-19 slowed but did not stop progress on Hanford cleanup

An act of God. Or, among lawyers, a force majeure. Many contracts have force majeure clauses to govern what happens...
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Hanford plant is on cusp of melting waste after an eventful 2020

The Hanford site team has consistently supported our nation during unprecedented times and this year has been no different. The...
Local officials, including Washington’s congressional delegation, are working to ensure the new leaders in the executive branch understand the complex cleanup work that needs to continue at Hanford. (Courtesy Bechtel National Inc.)

What does a new administration mean for Hanford?

What does having a new president in office mean for Hanford? Specifically, what does it mean to have President Joe...
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State’s new manager hopes to offer fresh look at Hanford’s challenging issues

As the new manager for the state of Washington’s Nuclear Waste Program, I appreciate the opportunity to reach out and...
Construction is complete on all facilities at the Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant needed to begin tank waste treatment via the Direct-Feed Low-Activity Waste (DFLAW) program. (Courtesy Bechtel National Inc.)

You’ve heard about the vit plant, but do you know what it will do?

Every community has a local language, terms that are commonplace to locals but baffling to visitors. For the Tri-Cities, “vitrification”...
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Bechtel’s vitrification plant heating up in 2021

Progress is heating up at Hanford’s Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant. Also known as the vit plant, the project is...
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Building on past progress for a brighter future

cpcchanford.com Jan. 25 marked our official start of work as the new contractor for nuclear waste cleanup on the Hanford...
The Tri-Cities Local Business Association and other small business advocates expressed concern about how small Hanford subcontractors were handled during recent contract changes at the Hanford site. (Courtesy Tri-Cities Local Business Association)

Small Hanford subcontractors cry foul amid contractor changes

It’s the suddenness that bothers Phil Gallagher, senior vice president of Babcock Services Inc., a longtime Hanford subcontractor. No one...
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Friend of Hanford’ at odds with community leaders on breaching dams

An Idaho congressman is a well- known supporter of Hanford funding, but his ambitious plan to rescue salmon by breaching...
Retired Hanford chemist John C. Abercrombie is enjoying a second career blogging and podcasting about Black history following his 1997 retirement from the Hanford site. Cold War Patriots, serving veterans of the nuclear industry, named. (Courtesy Cold War Patriots)

Retired Hanford chemist now tells overlooked stories of Black excellence

John Abercrombie had little use for history during the 28 years he worked as a chemist, analytical lab manager and...

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